Khavaran Cultural Centre
Tehrān, Iran
The complex provides the inhabitants of an impoverished neighbourhood of Tehran with a variety of cultural facilities - theatre and cinema halls, library, educational classes, exhibition hall, sports centre, meeting spaces and marketplace. Its architecture draws inspiration from Iranian traditions based on pure forms and volumes, symmetry, water mixed with planted areas, and positive and negative spaces. Floors, ceilings, windows and doors are decorated with Iranian-Islamic motifs. The centre was designed and built in 18 months, mostly by young people, including a specialist engineering crew made up of former combatants in the Iran-Iraq war.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Tehrān, Iran
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Associated Names
Events
1993
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 3,250 m²; combined floor area: 13,000 m²; total site area: 80,000 m²
Variant Names
Khavaran Cultural Centre
Building Usages
market
commercial
cinema
public/cultural
exhibition hall
public/cultural
theatre
public/cultural
sport facility
recreation and sport