Sidell Architects

Projects / Iran Master Planning 

Arak – In 1973 SG established an office in Tehran. A number of projects were undertaken until the change of Government in 1979. The most notable of these projects was the Master Plan for the City of Arak for the Ministry of Town Planning, which led to the invitation to participate in a competition for the new University of Arak for the Ministry of Education.

After winning the competition, the practice was responsible as the design team coordinators of the Anglo Iranian Government education team working in the UK and Iran. A detailed Master Plan with infrastructure and detailed design phases for the buildings were completed and approved by the Government. Work subsequently began on the initial phases of this project using local professional agencies. The first phase of the project, which included accommodation for 4,000 students with residential and leisure facilities, was completed.

Kermanshah – Anahita is a new township annexed to the old City of Kermanshah. The proposed urban masterplan, designed in the late 1970’s, established an infrastructure for 10,000 dwellings. The first phase illustrates a neighbourhood of some 500 dwellings complete with a community and retail centre and neighbourhood school.

The public realm of the masterplan is created around the concept of landscaped pedestrian routes interwoven with clusters of residential groups.

Location
Arak, Iran
Client
University of Arak
Contract value
£60m

Location
Kermanshah, Iran
Size
New City 2000 Dwellings