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Hitra Office & Commercial building: reviving communal spaces lost to high-rise construction

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The Hitra office and commercial building in Tehran aimed to revive communal spaces lost to high-rise construction. Jelokhan urban voids were demolished, but the project sought to restore the win-win relationship between all parties by redefining regulations and reviving the past. The design created a dynamic, city-focused building with subtle transitions from the passive void to the facade. The brick module facade formed a spectrum of openings that adjusted light penetration to the offices. The project aimed to offer a win-win solution for challenging issues shaping Tehran's future.

The Hitra office and commercial building aimed to revive communal spaces and strengthen the relationship between the building and its surrounding urban environment. The architects blended the land boundary with the city to create a communal space at the entrance, enhancing interaction. The facade is an expandable model, using a brick module that forms a spectrum of openings, controlling light penetration and reducing energy consumption. Formal expression reduction in the homogenous building also reduces visual disturbance. The Hitra project is an example of architecture resisting the loss of communal spaces and creating a dynamic relationship with the urban area.

As Tehran faces the collage of materials of the facades that are mounted on buildings unrelated to their uses. While the allowed proportion of usage of glass is only 40% of other materials, for the Hitra facade, unlike the ordinary design of the facade we decided to pass the light on the entire surface while providing a panoramic view for the offices. Therefore, the inner shell is completely made of glass.
the double-skinned facade, while functioning as a temperature barrier significantly reduces the energy consumption of the building. also, it is worth mentioning that the brick used in this project is eco-friendly by being recyclable. Some of the honors of the project

  • Highly-commended office building - WAF 2022
  • Winner of the 2nd place of the national Memar award

The Hitra office and commercial building, designed by Hooba Design, aims to revive communal spaces and enhance the relationship between the building and the surrounding urban environment. The architects recognized the loss of communal spaces in traditional Iranian architecture and sought to create a win-win situation between all parties and the city. They faded the outer boundary of the land with the city to increase interaction and created a communal space at the entrance. The facade was designed as an expandable model, using a brick module to form a spectrum of openings, controlling the amount of direct light penetration into the offices. The reduction of formal expression in a homogenous building reduced the visual disturbance of the city, and the design significantly reduces the energy consumption of the building. The Hitra project is an example of how architecture can resist the loss of communal spaces and create a dynamic relationship between the building and the surrounding urban area. By redefining the brick capabilities to form a spectral facade and devoting the light well to the city as a communal space, the project has the potential to be implemented throughout the city as an expandable model.

As a client of the Hitra office and commercial building project designed by Hooba Design, I am impressed by the innovative approach taken to revive communal spaces and enhance interaction with the city and I can hear the admirable laughter of the visitors. The design of the communal space is intriguing, and the use of brick as a recyclable module is a brilliant idea as I have been always a fund of our traditional architecture.

Credits

 Tehran
 Iran
 Mohsen Rahim Zadeh
 Office and Commercial building
 07/2021
 5960 mq
 Confidential
 Hooman Balazadeh
 Design Team : Elham Seyfiazad, Parima Jahangard, Mona Razavi, Saeed Farshbaf 3 D Illustrations : Mona Razavi, Saeed Farshbaf, Khashayar Abdolhamidi, Mostafa Dadashpour Presentation : Mandana Tanbakooei, Shayan Arabshahi, Marjan Naraghi Physical Model : Mehran Alinezhad Phase 2 : Babak Nasirabadi, Fatemeh Dehghani Structure Design : Mohammad Reza Rahim Zadeh Electrical Engineering : Ghandil Zadeh Mechanical Engineering : Mehravaran - WAF presentation team: Sara Maleki, Matin Rostami
 Rahim Zadeh
 Lighting Consutlant : FAD Co.
 Manufacturers : Arvinaj Co., Fad Lighting, Nazari Group, VitrA
 Parham Taghioff, Khatereh Eshghi, Deed Studio

Curriculum

Hooba Design Group, founded by Hooman Balazadeh in 2007, is a Tehran-based architectural and interior design practice. Their aim is to design and develop projects that reflect the cultural, historical, climatic, and geographical characteristics of the context. They redefine and enrich the vernacular architecture to meet contemporary requirements, creating an expandable pattern. Each project is a developmental step towards reflecting architectural concerns while creating a harmonious relationship between antithetical parts. By taking the world of each project into account, Hooba's design seeks to develop spatial diagrams by implementing physical and nonphysical parameters. The same developmental strategy is implemented in their culture by training their colleagues through workshops to reach new capabilities, reflecting and enriching the process of the projects.

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