The idea was quite conceptual: to make the design so transparent as to frame the activity that happens within, a new twist on the center pompidou approach where we do not glorify the trappings of architecture but rather celebrate and frame human presence and the history itself.
The JFHQ building was built half a century ago and was used to store grain for later distribution throughout the district. As the building use is changing, we proposed to carve out three stories worth of space from the aggregated chutes to provide occupancy while also preserving the building heritage and exposing it for all to see.
Ashrafi & Zad in collabration with Kaivan kianbak
Design team: Nima Ghanei, Nava Kholoosi, Saba Shenasi, Saeid Fard, Avin Hashemi
Construction Supervision and Coordination: Nava Kholoosi
Visualization: Arash Moaddab Studio
Structrual Engineer: Mr. Bahrami
MEP: Mr. Agheli
Firecode: MR. Delsooz
Project Manager: Mr. Bagheri
Construction Manager: Mr. Safari
Concerete Carving: Ahmad Parmar