Project of an art museum in Qom, Iran, competes for the title of the “Best Architectural Design for a Museum”.

The project of the museum is developed by Mohsen Kheirmand Parizi of Rawagh Studio.The design was based on three aesthetic elements of Islamic architecture, the architect states. These are light, color and water. Light is the main feature of Iranian architecture and is a symbol of divine wisdom. Color comes from the refraction of light and water is the image of nature in Islamic architecture.

In this project, an attempt has been made to display these elements all together. Thus, in designing the museum, the size of the windows and openings should be such that it does not distract the users inside the museum to the outside area. At the same time, it is possible to use the maximum potential of natural light and its entry into the complex. The use of light-transmitting concrete made at Qom University, optical channels and sidelight fibers have been the design responses of this project to this challenge. Also, thanks to the passage of light through water and successive refractions and reflections in water and optical fibers, the wavelengths become larger and the ultraviolet light of the sun, which is a harmful factor to objects, becomes visible light and will no longer be dangerous.

One of the most important principles of Islamic-Iranian architecture is the principle of transparency, which has been considered in this plan. In such a way that there is no unknown space inside this museum and users can easily access it physically and intuitively. As if we stay in the central courtyard, we have visually access to the entire space.

The design of the museum's premises has found inspiration in the pattern and elements of the Islamic-Iranian gardens, the combination of water and greenery, the use of medicinal plants, which is one of the arts of Islam.

In addition to all, the art of Girih Tiles has a very wide range. This art has been used on the walls and ceiling of the museum to allow natural light to enter the space, to create light rain and also to decorate parts of the museum.

The project on the Awards website https://goldtrezzini.ru/en/nominees/islamic-art-museum-of-iran/

Less than a week is left to apply for the Third International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design! Entries can be submitted at  www.goldtrezzini.ru/en/ till October 15, 2020. Participation is free of charge.

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The International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and the founder of Petrine Baroque. The Awards have been held since 2018. The motto of the Awards is “Architecture as Art.” The Awards are intended to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer projects that amount to works of art.

The Honorary Chairman of the International Council of the Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

The General Partner of the Golden Trezzini Awards is the State Museum of St. Petersburg History. Global Partner is Laufen. Strategic partner of the Awarding ceremony is Etalon Group. System Partner is RBI Group. Partner of a Special nomination is YIT. Official partner of the Awarding ceremony is LenRusStroy Building Corporation. Partner of the Awarding ceremony is Ganga Group. To see a full list of the Awards partners please check https://goldtrezzini.ru/en/partners-of-the-golden-trezzini-awards-2020/.

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