Argo Up to date Artwork Museum & Cultural Centre / Ahmadreza Schricker Structure North – ASA North
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Producers : Honeywell, Absokoun, Amir-Kabir, Arman-Sazeh, Barad Portray, Body Group, Reflex Workshop, Shah-Rokhi Group, Tehrani Group, Vahhaj-Sannat Vitality
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Textual content description supplied by the architects. Argo Up to date Artwork Museum & Cultural Centre is a former Twenties beer distillery within the coronary heart of Tehran that Ahmadreza Schricker Structure North (ASA North) transformed into a up to date arts heart and is now the brand new house of the Pejman Basis, geared up with six distinct gallery areas & the everlasting assortment, library, artist residency, occasion areas, personal studio house, art-shop, VIP statement deck, workplaces and a non-alcoholic bar serving re-issued Argo draft beers.
The design started with inserting new structural foundations, whereas retaining the expressive uncovered brick load bearing partitions. 5 pitched concrete roof buildings, formed within the historic vernacular of neighboring roofs, float 50 cm above the prevailing partitions, creating architectural “hats” for local weather managed galleries over the previously uncovered higher degree. Subtle daylight is let in by way of the cut up between outdated and new, illuminating expansive 8.5 meter excessive galleries.
Former basement cellars have been transformed into sunken galleries and a very new remoted L formed exhibition area for the everlasting assortment is now situated within the underground degree. A brand new 70 square-meter capsule tower situated on a slender footprint on the southern fringe of the Manufacturing unit, clad in various strata of solid in place concrete, homes an area for artists-in-residence.
Led by Iranian – Austrian Architect, Ahmadreza Schricker, founding father of ASA North, in partnership with Hobgood Architects, who have been concerned within the venture’s idea section (headed by Patrick Hobgood), the transformation of Argo Manufacturing unit right into a Museum gives a internet improve of roughly 85% to the unique areas (from 480 m2 to 1,890m2) and options three distinct occasion areas: (A) a excessive capability auditorium, geared up for movie screening and boards, (B) an intimate penthouse degree observatory, with panoramic views of Tehran and (C) a transitional grand, curved staircase—one other seemingly floating insertion into the prevailing construction— which creates a monumental connection between the foyer and trendy galleries above.
The brand new underpinning construction, designed by structural engineer Behrang Bani Adam, permits the architectural expression to keep up a restrained dialog between the outdated metallic (halabi) roofs of Tehran homes and new floating (concrete) roofs of the museum which might be the one new addition to the outside type of the unique manufacturing unit. The design faucets into the DNA of conventional native metallic roofs and rewrites them as 5 performative floating roofs: every contemplating an unrepeated lighting environment, for the cultural program beneath it.
Argo Manufacturing unit is the primary personal up to date artwork museum to be inbuilt Tehran because the 1979 Iranian Revolution and can be one of many first venues to current extra versatile spatial alternatives for artists – with extra various ceiling heights of as much as 15 meters. Argo Manufacturing unit has change into one of many most important cultural hubs of the town and an attractor for worldwide guests as nicely and it has been cited as a catalyst for the renovation of neighboring buildings, spurring cultural revitalization in downtown Tehran.