Mashhad Construction engineering is a place where engineers can gather and communicate with each other. On the ground level, a passage through the volume links two streets across from each other and also creates a spatial-structural void that connects these streets [and guides pedestrian flow] inside the building.

Architects: NextOffice
Location: Mashhad, Iran
Area: 14200 m2
Project Year: 1028
Client: Khorasan Razavi Engineering Organization
Team: Alireza Taghaboni with Homa Asadi, Mohamad Motamedinia (+Project Manager), Majid Jahangiri, SepidehSarrafzadeh, Mohamadreza Gholami, Hoodad Zoroufchiyan, Roja Azizzadeh, Elnaz Kharghani, Ali Maleki, Asal Karami, Mohamadamin Zargar, Sarvenaz

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In our experience regarding to Construction engineering Organizations in Iran, we can say that couple of spaces have more importance than others, one is the public hall where applicants attend for their certifications or technical documents approval and the other is Amphitheatre which hosts many seminars, conferences and events on the subject of construction engineering.

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©Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni

Spatial organization type of these two large-scale units of the building that reflects expert’s category and professional mission of construction engineering respectively, will form the spatial organization of whole building, effectively.

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©Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni

Urban issue of the project as an exterior argument and spatial organization concern of the two main spaces as an interior logic, leads us to locate the public and gathering spaces, amphitheater and documents approval hall among the closest levels to the ground (basement, ground floor and first floor) which are connected directly to the void and existent urban space.

©Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni

This void which is inspired by morphology and structure of traditional Iranian constructions, defines entrance and solid configuration of the complex.


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