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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran, Iran by Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

 
December 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of the city of Tehran, Iran, in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and museums, as well as public parks. This bridge was designed in order to address the need to improve access for pedestrians between the two parks, which are divided by major highways.  ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language.3

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

  • Architects: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture
  • Project: Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh, Sina Ahmadi
  • Architectural Team: Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei
  • Collaborators: Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam, Masoud Momeni, Adel Mohammadi, Nader Naghipour, Payam Golfeshan, Farhad Elahi
  • Structural Engineer: Maffeis Engineering spa
  • Design: September 2009-December 2010
  • Construction: September 2010-October 2014
  • Length: 270 meters
  • Area: 7680 m2
  • Weight: 2000 tons

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

The bridge crosses Modarres Highway, one of the main highways of the city, and connects Abo Atash Park on the west to Taleghani Park on the east. The intention was to design a pedestrian route that was completely separate from the highway. The 270 meters long bridge with 7680 square meters of area, is the largest pedestrian bridge built so far in Iran.

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Design of this bridge was the result of a two-phase competition which started in May 2008. The winning design was selected in August of the following year, with detailed structural and architectural design beginning in September 2009 and construction work began in September 2010. It was inaugurated in October 2014, and has been well received by citizens of Tehran and tourist who are visiting the town.

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Its main body is a 3 dimension spatial structure large enough to create an inhabitable architectural space with two continuous deck levels that sits on three tree shape columns. Where the truss meets the branches of the columns, it becomes the highest and widest. At these points the bridge becomes three levels, the third level areas act as viewing platforms, providing a wide open space which can also be used for public performances.

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

This bridge is a space intended to be a place to linger rather than just one to pass through, and to act as an extension of the parks. So seating areas and green spaces on all parts of the bridge has been considered, as well as a coffee shop and restaurant on the two sides of the lower level, to have enough means to keep the users slow down and stay on the bridge.All the levels are connected to each other by stairs and multiple ramps, providing multiple paths throughout the bridge to get from each level to another.

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Awards: 

  • The Best Steel Structure in Bridge Section on the 4th Conference of Steel and Structure 2013, Tehran, Iran
  • The Golden Brick of Tehran in Development of Leisure and Touristic Space 2014, on the World Cities day presented by UN-Habitat and Tehran Municipality, Tehran, Iran.

*Diba Tensile Architecture was founded in 2005 as the first company specialized in design and fabrication of membrane structures in Iran. Diba is an old Persian term for a type of silk fabric and is not the surname of any founders or partners of this company.

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Sina Ahmadi

Image Courtesy © Sina Ahmadi

Image Courtesy © Sina Ahmadi

Image Courtesy © Sina Ahmadi

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Image Courtesy © Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

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