PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Textile Art Gallery
Location: Shiraz, Fars province, Iran
Architecture Firm: MIA | Mehrdad Iravanian & Associates [→]
Architect in Charge: Mehrdad Iravanian
Construction duration: 2008 - 2009
The textile museum is a part of an urban and landscape revitalization program concerning the development around famous Iranian poet mausoleum Hafez. Diverse incident happened thru time on a single plateau, which became the solid base for the conceptual approach toward the subject. Four major incidents had been traced in same location that could be defined as four layer of mass memory. The garden period, the cemetery period, the age of textile factory, and the library.
The textile museum belongs to the industrial period. the remaining of one of the textile buildings which actually was administrative building converted into gallery not only to define the position of the late factory but also a tribute to new age of industry in shiraz . All the elements which used in reconstruction of the set contribute to the sense of place and mass memory about general industrial period of end of nineteen century in Iran. The following brief text presented to the jury as main philosophical approach toward the subject .
The state of contagion is the consequential process of numerous layers sterile to brewing time line of previous and later. The fabulous stratum of death - nature is subject of "coupling "meant to represent the ruin surface into infinite measure of memory. The corpse of land continues its presents through semantic order of stoniness of slabs and the organic part of coupling: the trees. The purification is matter of fable; and the annexation of corpse land to the poet's territory constitutes dwindling tendencies, where the whole concept seeks the proliferation of poetic sense.
The plateau stretches from the threshold of literary historicism and prefer y of memory to the continuum surface of" indefinite" and horizon of" sloping land". The plateau spans the contaminated land of death and nature to institutionalize the improvisation of space. The purity of surface and its inter dimension contribute to the new implosive landscaping in contrast to the vulgar explosive manner. The poetic machine proliferates the poetic domain devouring more territories of the wasteland into literal boundaries.