The construction industry developments exhibition, CIDEX 2018

The construction industry developments exhibition, CIDEX 2018

“The construction industry developments exhibition, CIDEX 2018, will be held in the exhibition hall of Iran Mall from May 1st until 4th, 2018. ‘Yamam Sazeh’ corporation works as a Developer and a General Contractor and has delegated the design of its booth in the exhibition, with the area of 120 square meters, to NESHA firm. Considering the role of Knowledge-Based management in Yamam Sazeh, its booth was designed based on the idea to provide the opportunity for interaction and knowledge transfer between this company and other corporations and visitors in this limited area. Therefore, the center of the booth is dedicated to showcasing the scientific achievements of this company. Surrounding the central presentation area, a few chambers, including information chamber for introducing Yamam Sazeh and playing recorded lectures, virtual reality chamber and introducing 3d and 4d models of the projects, and meeting room for holding more private meetings, have been placed; and with the goal of increasing the interaction level have been designed with utmost clarity.”

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Iranian Modern & Contemporary Architecture Exhibiton

Iranian Modern & Contemporary Architecture Exhibiton

For the purpose of expansion and development of cultural activities with the main subject of Architecture with different countries, exhibitions, lectures and scientific exchange, sharing of design and make experience will be brought to attention. In the past the exhibition of Iranian Architecture in the 2015 Venice Biennale, exchange between Iranian and Japanese architecture in the April of 2016, exhibition of Iranian Architecture in Armenia the September of 2016 were held. The exhibition of contemporary Iranian architecture in Japan in March of 2018, with the invention of Architectural Institute of Japan [AIJ] will be brought to the public view.

This exhibition will be held in the Archi-Depot complex in Tokyo for two months and organized in three parts. Part one is focused on the second Pahlavi period and consist of over 20 projects including Azadi Monument, The City Theatre, The museum of contemporary arts, Senate of Iran, Niavaran Cultural complex, Carpet museum, etc. They are introduced and documented through models, films, slides and tabloids. In part two, project from distinguished Iranian and Japanese architects designed for Iran which were not built due to the 1979 revolution will be introduced. In part three a few of the contemporary build projects of Iran in the four groups of public projects [icon], residential and office projects [In fill], Monad projects and [Un built] highly developed projects will be introduced including the national library and academies of Iran by Hadi Mirmiran, and Tabriz SMP Tower by Bahram Shirdel.

After the exhibition in Tokyo, plans have been made to exhibit the program in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashhad which hopefully with the completion and publication of the exhibition book and an examining paper from Tokyo lto, Arota Isozaki and Iranian researchers, will help to improve on the status of Iranian architecture.

In the end we should mention and thank the Architectural Institute of Japan [AIJ], Professor Richi Miyake, Professor Arata Isozaki for organizing the event in Japan and the society of consultant engineers of Iran for moral support, the holding Azarestan group for financial support and multiple companies and groups whose names and logos are one the posters for support in the areas of media and technical programming. Also we would like to thank Ali Kermanian as the director and the research and performance group including Mehran Haghbin, Ali Naghavi Namini and also, Shahab Mirzaeian, Mehran Gharleghi and Siamak Farshchi.


Mehrdad Zavareh Mohammadi, Exhibition Director

SPEAKERS:

Opening Address: RIICHI MIYAKE

Keynote Speech:

-ARTA ISOZAKI

IRAN as hotspot

-ALI KERMANIAN

Different approaches towards the identity of Iranian architecture

Panel Discussion:

From Pahlavi dynasty to Islamic revolution, then post-revolutionary period

-YSHIYUKI YAMANA

-KAVEH FATTAHI

-SAIKAKU TOYOKAWA

-MEHRDAD ZAVAREH MOHAMMADI

-SHUICHI MATSUMURA

Closing Remark: NAHOKO WADA

Exhibition Curatorial Commitee:

-MEHRAN HAGHBIN

-ALI NAGHAVI NAMINI

-SHAHAB MIRZAEIAN

-MEHRAN GHARLEGHI

Exhibition Directors:

-RIICHI MIYAKE

-ALI KERMANIAN

-MEHRDAD ZAVAREH MOHAMMADI

Execution Team:

-SIAMAK FARSHCHI

-SARA SOHRAB

-DANIAL JABBARI

-NAZANIN MEHRPOO

-DELARAM BOLOURCHI

Local Pathways Initiative – Initializing the SDG11 process in Bijar: Step1

Local Pathways Initiative - Initializing the SDG11 process in Bijar: Step1

Institutional and stakeholder mapping is the first step of SDG localization in Bijar to identify relevant local actors, and sets the stage that would support integrated action for SDG implementation.
This preliminary step serves to identify stakeholders and engage them in the process to develop a common vision, joint objectives, and expected results.

 

key stakeholders of Bijar and their role in furthering local SDG implementation are:

  • Local authorities including municipality, and Regeneration Committee of Bijar, and Cultural Heritage-Handicrafts- Tourism administration of Bijar are the primary drivers of SDG localization in Bijar;
  • National and regional governments including Bijar county government, Kordestan province government, and Urban Development and Revitalization Organization (UDRO) of the Ministry of Roads frame legislation and regulations that define sectoral policies and development priorities;
  • Non-governmental organizations and civil society groups including Hamdelan-e Garoos, Mehrafarin-e Garoos, Hafezan-e Bam-e Garoos, Lalehaye Nesar, Shadi Afarinan-e Garoos. These NGOs and CSOs can bring alternate development models to achieve social targets, provide sectoral knowledge, support bottom-up approaches to implementation and monitoring, act as watchdogs of government and private sector accountability, and in some cases, represent excluded communities, localities, and concerns( environment, climate change,…) in policy making and programmatic planning;
  • Businesses and industry including agriculture LEs, and carpet LEs and SMEs. These are numerous opportunities for collaboration between business and government in SDG implementation, for employment generation, social protection of labor, technological innovation, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropic donations (SDSN,2015);
  • Universities Including Islamic Azad University of Bijar, Payam-e noor University of Bijar, Engineering and Fundamental Science Faculty of Kordestan University. Universities can provide independent technical assistance for SDG localization (SDSN,2015);

Why we involve stakeholders?

There are numerous benefits to involving different stakeholders at this stage:

  • Improve the quality of the decisions, by benefitting from stakeholders’ expertise at the very start
  • Help to identify controversial issues or difficulties before a decision is made
  • Bring together stakeholders with a number of different viewpoints and help different parties find common ground, reducing the risk of opposition in later phases
  • Better inform stakeholders about the objectives and the issues at hand
  • Lead to better acceptance of the decisions and measures that are taken
  • Increase the confidence of the public about decision-makers
  • Help more stakeholders commit to action, so that more ambitious climate protection goals can be agreed

Darband and Darabad Restoration Strategic Plan

Darband and Darabad Restoration Strategic Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Darband and Darabad Restoration Strategic Plan” is part of a greater project of Tehran’s river-vallies restoration which is currently undertaken by Tehran Municipality for Five river-vallies in the city: Darabad, Darband, Darakeh, Farahzad and Vardavard. The current conditions of these two rivers which has gradually transferred from their natural setting into storm water, runoff and waste water concrete conveyors, along with physical considerations, legal and Economic pressures stemming from highly densified and developed parts of the capital, has turned the project into a quite challenging one. Main goals and considerations of the project are classified as below:

 

1. First; Planning for safety against storm water.

2. Second; Water health management, Basic flow quality improvement, Riparian ecosystem restoration and ground water recharge.

3. Third; River’s identity improvement.

Nahjolbalaghe Park Development and Completion

Nahjolbalaghe Park Development and Completion

Nahjolbalaghe Park Development and Completion

Farahzad River Valley is a ten-kilometer long north-south natural axis that is located in the north west of Tehran. Three urban sequences are proposed to connect the abandoned areas of the river valley to the city:

  1. The Urban Park (Between Niayesh Highway and Eyvanak Boulevard)
  2. The Sport Park (Between Hakim Highway and Marzdaran Boulevard)
  3. The Culture Park (Between Marzdaran Boulevard and Jalal-e- Ale Ahmad Highway)

The first sequence (the Urban Park) is under construction which is a 30-hectare land located between dense green natural fabric from north and the 1st phase of Nahjolbalaghe Park. In other words, this could be seen as a transition area from natural to urban

spaces which is comprised of four development zones:

East Development

  1. West Development (The Skate Park)
  2. The Art Garden
  3. The Rock-climbing Park
 

Pesyan Official Building

Pesyan Official Building

Pesyan official building is located in Pesyan St. Mahmoudieh, in an area of approximately 7000 square meters. It is a 9-story office building over a 3-level parking garage, a lobby and dining room.

Construction of the project was started on May 4th of 2016.

The main idea of the project is to extend and imagine the rich green fabric of site’s surrounding and Vali-e-Asr Street on the facade and into the office spaces.

The interior design idea was inspired from “Open Space Design” which enables the creation of green, vibrant and transparent spaces.

Currently, the project is on finishing stage and is expected to operate by the end of February 2017.