TEHRAN.(Iranart) – A number of Iranian projects have been nominated for the Middle East Architecture Awards, which will be presented in Dubai on November 22, the organizers announced on Friday.
In the Residential Project of the Year category Iranian projects received three of the seven nominations.
The nominees for this section are Orsi Khaneh by Keivani Architects and Woof Shadow by Tachra Design, both located in Tehran. In addition, Through Garden House by BAM Architects Office, a residence designed for a retired man who has left the chaotic city life in Isfahan to live in the nearby village of Parvaneh, is another Iranian project given a nod for this category.
Hashtgerg Official Building by DAAL Architecture Studio is the sole Iranian nominee for the Sustainable Project of the Year award.
Cheshmeh Zoorkhaneh by Arash G. Tehrani, a sports center in Tehran, and Hessaby Monument by Peyman Esaghi & Amin Molazade, which has been built in memory of Iranian scientist Sayyed Mahmoud Hessabi in his homeland of Tafresh, have received nominations in the Community & Cultural Project of the Year category.
Diba Commercial Center by Arash G. Tehrani and Tosan Tajhiz Factory by L.E.D. Architects, both located in Tehran, are competing for the award for Best Commercial Project of the Year.
Flexible Bridge by Mohammadreza Kohzadi, Chabahar Free Zone Complex designed by Hajizadeh & Associates for a cultural complex in the southern Iranian free zone of Chabahar, and Islam History Museum by Mohsen Hozi won the nominations in the Concept Design of the Year section.
In the Leisure & Hospitality Project of the Year, Lavasan Restaurant by Boozhgan Architecture Studio is the sole Iranian nomination.
Mohammad Khavarian, the founder of Mohammad Khavarian Design Studio, has been nominated for the award for the Young Architect of the Year.Four Iranian architects also are competing for the award for the Architect of the Year. The architects are
Elham Geramizadeh and Ehsan Hosseini, the founders of Logical Process Office; Behzad Atabaki, the founder of Behzad Atabaki Studio; and Farshad Mehdizadeh, the founder of FMZD.