Name: Azadi tower
Former Name: Shahyad Tower
Location: Tehran, Iran
Architecture Firm: Amanat Architect Office
Architect in Charge: Hossein Amanat [→]
Associates Architects: Rouhollah Nikkhessal [→], Manouchehr Iranpour [→]
Duration of construction: 28 Months
Land Area: 68000 sqm
Land shape: Ellipse (Long diameter 380 m in East, West axis, Short diameter 210 m North, South axis)
Height: 45 m
Length: 63 m
Workshop chief engineer: Iraj Haghighi
Civil engineering: Ove Arup & Partners
Material: Joshaghan white Marble stone
The Azadi monument built to represent the Iranian (Persian) civilization and culture, forms a symbolic entrance complex for Tehran. It has become the most significant icon of the country and an active plaza for celebrations, parades, cultural events and activities . The plaza contains fountains and landscaping in patterns similar to traditional Persian gardens.
The monument built of on-site concrete with solid marble as formwork and cladding. At the time (1971) the construction technique and use of computers to define its complex woven surfaces was unprecedented. It has been widely published, and is the most prominent gathering place in the capital city. Below the monument is a Museum displaying relics of the Persian civilization.
It was commissioned by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, to mark the 2,500th year of the foundation of the Imperial State of Iran and completed in 1971.
Please click on the Link below to read the information in Farsi Language.