Contemporary and modern architecture of Iran will be presented at Archi-Depot, a museum in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to architecture models.
Iranian architect Mehrdad Zavareh-Mohammadi has curated the exhibition of Iranian architecture due to open March 6.
The event is being organized following an invitation from the Architectural Institute of Japan. An estimated 80 architecture models will be displayed at Archi-Depot. The models are from projects that have already been completed and include houses, apartments and villas, ISNA reported.
The two-month exhibit will include three sections. The first will represent architecture from the First Pahlavi period (1941-1979). “This section includes 20 prominent projects such as the iconic Azadi Tower, City Theater, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Carpet Museum, Niavaran Cultural Center and the senate building (all in Tehran),” Zavareh-Mohammadi said.
The buildings will be presented via models, slide projection, videos, documents, graphs and blueprints. About the second section, he said it will comprise projects designed for various Iranian cities by notable architects from Japan and other nations. “The projects were suspended for a variety of reasons including the Islamic Revolution in 1979.”
The third section contains contemporary projects in the four categories of public, infill (rezoning of land in an urban environment, usually open space, to new construction), monad (isolated self-sufficient and smart constructions in nature) and unbuilt projects of large dimensions.
“On the sidelines of the exhibition, scientific and research symposiums will be held, where notable architects such as Arata Isozaki, 86, and Riichi Miyake, 69, from Japan, as well as Ali Kermanian from Iran will speak.
After Tokyo the exhibition will be held in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashhad.
ARCHI-DEPOT Museum serves as storage-archives for preserving the form and the value of architectural models, which represent architec[tural culture of respective epoch and region. It provides the most appropriate protection system by achieving original unique conservation technology.
ARCHI-DEPOT Corporation was founded in 2015 with the intention of preserving and developing the Japanese architectural culture as well as propagating its values to both Japanese and international communities. The Corporation aims at succeeding the architectural heritages and historical materials to the next generations and at diffusing the architectural culture through its various activities within and beyond the border.
Continuous safekeeping and conservation of architectural models and records by the way of appropriate evaluation of such objects are, thus, acknowledged as its main task while the creation of a new platform, on which active communication connects the professional community and the society, contributes for the sharing of the resulting values. To do so, the Corporation supports ARCHI-DEPOT Museum and realizes various types of lectures, conferences and local commitment programs both in Japan and abroad.
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