Hooba Design Group provides concrete volumes to unfinished workplace in Tehran

Iranian structure studio Hooba Design Group has accomplished the Saman Satellite tv for pc workplace block, which was beforehand left unfinished on a expertise park in Tehran.

Developed from an current, incomplete mission, the workplace options a big public plaza and backyard together with workspaces, meals halls and assembly areas that wrap round voids and corridors.

Saman Satellite tv for pc workplace block has been accomplished by Hooba Design Group

Work on the Saman Satellite tv for pc workplace block began in 2014, however its authentic design by Tehran-based studio EBA was deserted because of the consumer’s want for extra rooms.

When taking up the mission, Hooba Design Group aimed to develop a design that revered and developed from the preliminary proposal.

Exterior of Saman Satellite Office Block by Hooba Design Group
The constructing is positioned on a expertise park in Tehran

“Our objective was to align the necessities of the consumer to the preliminary design, which was made by one other agency, with out outshining the primary try,” studio founder Hooman Balazadeh instructed Dezeen.

“Being handed a half-finished mission might be one of the difficult duties supplied to an architect. An unfinished mission in distinction to a clean one is stuffed with limitations whereas there’s an obligation to reply to the brand new necessities outlined by the consumer,” he continued.

Courtyard at the Saman Satellite Office Block in Tehran
Work initially began on the constructing in 2014 however it was left incomplete

Constructed from concrete, the ultimate design contains a sloping roof and varied cantilevering volumes that shelter exterior porches and terraces.

Its services are organized throughout 5 ranges, punctured by a void that runs by way of the location, separating the brand new design from the previous.

Person walking outside concrete building by Hooba Design Group
Hooba Design Group wished to respect the unique constructing proposal

Considered one of Hooba Design Group’s first interventions was the addition of a landscaped space, which connects the mission to the encircling campus and types a public plaza.

This stepped courtyard is organized throughout varied ranges, rising to fulfill an entrance porch positioned above the basement ranges.

To satisfy the requirement of additional area on the Saman Satellite tv for pc workplace, the studio added further rooms throughout two basement ranges that sit beneath the panorama.

“With this technique, as a substitute of including new formal components, we decreased the constructing space to create a panorama for the mission and the entire park, which performs a job as an open public plaza,” mentioned the studio.

Exterior photo of Saman Satellite Office Block
It added quite a few concrete volumes

An empty void runs all through the constructing, marking the boundary between the brand new and previous design and offering further social areas across the workplace.

That includes a collection of small gardens, this void additionally permits for communication and connection between the encircling rooms, whereas offering gentle and air flow.

Glass and concrete workplace interior
Concrete is left uncovered contained in the constructing

The concrete was left uncovered contained in the workplace constructing for a impartial look. The assembly rooms are separated by glass partitions, which the studio hopes will make the inside areas extra related.

“Clear partitions have been chosen, alongside impartial concrete, to enhance the connection of the inside and exterior whereas minimising the number of colors and supplies seen by way of the layers,” mentioned the studio.

“The clear layering of the mission by way of a linear organisation of areas additionally allows guests to expertise a number of areas without delay, in addition to enriching all the inside elements with sufficient daylight and examine,” added Balazadeh.

Interior photo of Tehran office building
Glass can be used all through

Hooba Design Group hopes that its collaboration with EBA, Saman Satellite tv for pc’s authentic designer, will encourage extra cooperation inside structure.

“We hope that this mission will trigger the expansion of architectural cooperation and its growth to achieve dynamic, hybrid outcomes that attain extra responsive options,” mentioned Hooba Design Group.

Interior of Saman Satellite Office Block by Hooba Design Group
The concrete presents a impartial look

Based mostly in Tehran, Hooba Design Group was based by Balazadeh in 2007. It was awarded the RIBA Worldwide Rising Architect Prize in 2021.

Following the information of its award, Dezeen highlighted ten buildings by the studio, together with the Hitra Workplace and Business Constructing in Tehran.

The images is by Deed Studio.