Iranian architect Leila Araghian won the UAE’s prestigious “Aga Khan” Award for her unique design of Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge.
During a ceremony held Sunday to honor the great Architects, Leila Araghian succeeded to win “Agha Khan” award for her unique project. She has become famous due to her unique design of a bridge that connects two parks separated by a highway in northern Tehran. The bridge is the largest of its kind in Iran.
The fabulous design was Araghian’s first project, which was implemented in two years, and unveiled in 2014. She won a local competition for a plan to connect two parks separated by a highway in north Tehran.
“I didn’t want it to be just a bridge which people would use to get from one park to another,” said Araghian, who is now 31. “I wanted it to be a place for people to stay and ponder, not simply pass.”
The “Aga Khan” Award for Architecture established in 1977 is given every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture.