Saba Office Building, Neka Novin Headquarter office, Qeytarieh, Tehran, Iran
SABA OFFICE BUILDING
- CLIENTNEKA NOVIN COMPANY
- LOCATIONTEHRAN, IRAN
- DESIGNED BYARON´S DESIGN TEAM
- PROJECT MANAGERMORTEZA GHAFOURI
- TOTAL AREA24500 sqm
- CURRENT STATUSFINISHED
- YEAR OF WORK2013/2015
The project was defined and ordered to settle the central office of an industrial group, that manufactures industrial electric productions in Qeytariyeh neighbourhood in the north-east of Tehran. This neighbourhood is practically the host of both administrative and residential land uses and is assumed among the highly important and valuable zones of Tehran city. According the clients request, the entire plot area of this project with an area of 250 square meter has been constructed on six floors with administrative use above the ground floor, and two basement floors. The parking lots are located on the ground floor and first basement, which are accessible through a car elevator. Second basement has been dedicated to gathering space and storages. Although there are different departments in this building, the design had to represent an integrated and unified unit.
The project’s Land is limited to relatively narrow streets on 3 sides, which led to some difficulties to excavate the whole land. On the other hand, the unstable type of natural soil caused to use of soil nailing as a construction technique. So dealing with them in this particular location in the city required a special strategy.
locating an official building in a mostly residential neighborhood led the design process to use a two shells volume. A form that at first glance would be recognized as a single work and not seeing the main windows and internal shape of the building can create a sense of intimacy.
From the north and south side, a U-shaped stone shell surrounds the building. Stone cavities with a reasonable interval which makes cleaning of the windows possible, create a suitable variation along with creating a structural order in the white shell of the building. The eastward shell was responsible for adjusting and controlling the intruder’s east light by using an Aluminum louver combined with random wooden strips. These louvers are installed at a distance of forty centimeters from the elongated windows on the east side. The space between latent windows and louvers is a service corridor that creates accessibility to these windows.
In addition to controlling the intensity of east light, these strips play a significant role in creating variation in the main façade and making the building more striking. The East side façade of the building with its exact and prefabricated details was designed in a way that would be executed in a short time. This was provided by using the facilities of the client’s factory to build aluminum louvers and installing them in 6 days.