Name: Khorasan Great Regional Museum
Location: Kouhsangi Park, Mashhad, Iran
primary architect: Original design by Mohammad Amin Mirfenderesky (completed 30% of the project and unfortunately passed away.)
Architecture firm: GAMMA Consultants (after architect's death)
Architects: Faryar Javaherian, Fereydoun Baderi
Design team: Mohamad Jorjani, Maryam Rahimi Danesh, Neda Kazemi, Seyed Saleh Niakoui, Shima Shaigan ،Faranak Mohajer Iravani, Yasaman Karimbakhsh, Shooka Motamedi, Elnaz Shojaei, Neda Dibazar
Interior Design: GAMMA Consultants
Landscape: GAMMA Consultants
Land Area: 5000 sqm
Built Area: 18000 sqm
Executive manager: ICHHTO (Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Organization)
Executive Team: Dasht Behsaz
Structure: Saeed Jalilian
Mechanical: Mohsen Hozoury
Electrical: Mohamad Mohamadi
Construction company: Mashad Saze, Dasht Behsaz
Supervisor: Mohamad Rahimi, Mohamad Shoghi, Davood Matindoost, Hasan Pourketabian
Contractor: Mashad Saze, Dasht Behsaz
3D Renders: Mohamad Jorjani
Model: Dasht Behsaz
Graphic: GAMMA Consultants
Client: ICHHTO (Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Organization)
Photographer: Parham Taghioff
Awards: Special honorable mention in Iranian Interior Design Award, held by Memar-va-Sakteman magazine, 2015
Khorassan’s Great Regional Museum is one of thirteen regional museums being built in Iran and is the largest museum of Iran. It was originally designed by M.A. Mirfenderesky who completed 30% of the project and unfortunately passed away. The project was then entrusted to Gamma in February 2008 and inaugurated in February 2015. We re-designed the project to fulfil the mission of a museum whereas before it was more of a cultural center. Minimum changes were made to the exterior architecture whereas the interior architecture was totally re- designed, as well as the landscaping around the museum and its connections to the Kouhsangi Park.
The original design by M.A. Mirfenderesky was based on the Kakhe Khorshid in Kalate Naderi which comprises a cylindrical Seljuk mausoleum around which Nader Shah had several rooms built in an octagon. Mirfenderesky’s design was also much influenced by Louis Kahn; Gamma has preserved these guidelines: Seljuk, Afsharieh and Kahnian architectures.
The main concept for the interior architecture is a minimally Modern style with some Iranian and Islamic touches: thus the very sparse mirror works and the patterns in the stone works. The Museum has 18000 sqm of built area and through our changes the exhibition spaces were increased from 3000 sqm to 5000 sqm. This is a museum where the civilization of greater Khorasan, from Antiquity to Qajar periods, will be shown.
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