PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Kaveh Glass Head Office Building
Location: Darabad, Tehran, Iran
Architecture Firm: AA Design Studio
Architect in Charge: AmirAbbas Aboutalebi
Design Team: Badrieh Dehghan, Somayeh Kianpour
Date: 2011 - 2015
Site Area: 6750 sqm
Ground floor area: 3200 sqm
Built Area: 28850 sqm
Type: Office building
Civil engineering: Arta Group
Mechanical: Hamid Rastegari
Electrical: Kaveh Glass Industry Group
Construction Co.: Band Co.
Executive Manager: Masoud Asgarian
Supervisor: Hamid Peiman
3D: Cinere Taghavi, Mehdi Sadeghi
Model: AmirAbbas Aboutalebi
Graphic: Yasaman Forootan
Client: Kaveh Glass industry
Photographer: Parham Taghioff
Materials: Low-E Glass- Post-tension Concrete, Aluminum Engineered Facade
Budget: 3500.000.000.000 Rials / 100.000.000 USD
The project is located in Darabad-Tehran. The purpose was to easier access, more public transport and less vehicle traffic for several thousand workers in this building. The site forced a huge constraint and dictated a linear planning, hence, special efforts were made to ensure the creation of non-monotonous spaces which did not necessarily follow the expected linear pattern.
Creativity in this project develop within the framework of constraint by limiting the elements of design to: light, color and space.
Natural daylight is an indispensable design element in this building which brings energy saving to the project and also non-energy benefits as workers are affected both psychologically and physiologically. Because natural views trend to produce positive responses, they may be more effective in reducing stress, headaches, SAD and eyestrain. At the same time colors can be an extremely subjective topic in the project design idea- everyone has their favorite colors, colors that remind them of a place or time, or that have specific emotive qualities.
Each plaza in this project is composed of interlocking octagon shapes that create a zigzagging pattern. At any given moment the visitors and employees can see what is beyond the immediate spaces in different directions and determine their path through the offices accordingly.
The most requested features about energy saving in this project are: day-lighting, solar heating control and natural ventilation. There are four buffer zones and a central atrium in this project which the stack effect is happening in them. In the summer mode, used air from offices will go out of the building by these zones and in the winter mode they act as an energy savor to collect the heat.