PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Qasr Prison Garden Museum
Location: Tehran, Iran
Architecture Firm: Experimental Branch of Architecture [→]
Architect In Charge: Arash Mozafari
Type: Museum, Renovation
Area: 14000.0 sqm
Client: Municipality of Tehran
Consultant And Project Supervisor: The Experimental Branch of Architecture
Conservation Consultant: Amir Arvand
Mechanical Designing Consultants: Rastak Pooya Co.
Structural Designing Consultants: Behrang Bani Adam and Partners
Contractor: Shayan Shooseh Co.
Photographs: Ali Daghigh
The existing buildings which used to be frightening prisons, which can be followed in imprisonments memories, are now calming, relaxing and beautiful galleries, libraries, amphitheatre, cafes and restaurants which not only attract local citizens but also people from every part of the city; consequently the quality of the neighborhood has increased. The gate of the prison after the conservation has changed to the official section as well.
After the public opening of the collection, it encountered with a stunning reception by the people. Statistics obtained during a period of 12 days (holidays this year) to visit the museum was 125,000 and 6,000 people in one day. Regarding to the exploitation of Tehran’s cultural spaces, it seems that this place won’t confront a serious limitation on the amount of visitors. So, these kinds of investments on saving historic sites seem also reasonable in nationally scale.
Number and Type of Landscape users certainly make a different picture of the success of this project in attracting different ranges of addresses.After lots of cultural events which took place in Qasr Garden Museum including Nowrooz festival and 4th international symposium and lots of artistic performances, to report of Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Qasr Garden Museum was chosen as the most creative museum in the country in current year.