The design solutions for this six-storey facility for the disabled sited in an industrial sector of southern Tehran were largely predicated by site dimensions (50x100 m), land regulations (60% lot coverage), and a programme that includes both cultural (auditorium, library, etc.) and sports facilities (swimming pool, gymnasium, etc.). These considerations contribute to the design scheme: to place each individual function within a box, to stack these functional boxes with the cultural spaces to one side and the sports to the other, to place an atrium in between the two and connect the two blocks with ramps that traverse the atrium. The structure is steel frame with glass curtain walls on a reinforced concrete foundation and includes two underground levels.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture