PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Termeh Office & Commercial Building
Location: Hamedan, Iran
Architects in Charge: Farshad Mehdizadeh, Ahmad Bathaei
Design Team: Marziyeh Rajabzadeh, Haleh Nabavi, Babak Abdolghafari
Date of Design: 2012
Type: Office Building, Commercial
Civil Engineer: Hooman Farokhi
Photographer: Parham Taghioff
This project is located in Hamedan one of Iran historical cities. Hamedan has active urban space which is characterized by squares and an important north-south urban axis which connects them together. This axis cross the site from the western side. The brief was, designing a two floor building with commercial functions. A Retail in ground floor and a private office in the first floor. The second floor (roof) should follow its neighbor’s height in terms of the urban skyline through a 2.5 miter height wall. So this project encompasses three different characters in three levels with different communication with urban space.
Since this project has different addressees for each function the idea was connecting the functions separately and directly to the urban space. Furthermore we need to find a vertical access solution. The separator between the functions (Retail & office) recognized as most critical part of this project to implicate as architecture element to generate the form. That separator was the slab which characterized from one side as office floor and from the other side as Retail ceiling. The Retail ceiling slab bended and became habitable as stairs to connect the office directly to the walkway in front. The roof was devoted to the office as roof garden for business ceremonies and outdoor parties.The facade is a continuous covering system which made of local bricks that patterned with local and traditional brick layering techniques in order to match with the context.