Hamedan Chamber Of Commerce

Expression of cultural identity through mathematical logic and geometric patterns






Total floor area: 3500sqm





Design Team

Raha Ashrafi, Marziah Zad, Mohsen Marizad, Ahmad Bathae

The included project is the Hamedan Chamber of Commerce in Hamedan, Iran.The project was awarded second place in the by-invitation design competition by the jury, but is the favored project for construction by the client:the Hamedan Chamber of Commerce.Currently the project is under municipal feasibility studies and contract with the client.Description:Persian art and architecture is heavily influenced by mathematical geometry and geometric patterns. Few, if any notable works in traditional Persian design exist outsidea geometric framework Fromananalytical perspective, we understood that the formal,organizational and aesthetic properties of a geometric pattern system would create a unifying language for a multi-use building with such a divergent program and challenging access requirements. Therefore, in combining the precedent of cultural identity with pure mathematical logic, the development of a geometric pattern became the design basis of the Hamedan Chamber of Commerce.Spatial organization and relational elements were adapted and synthesized through thepattern which integrated site, design and building components into a greater whole.The pattern itself results from and responds to 'fields and flows'; site flows such as movement, access routes, sun path; and site fields such as views and natural attractors. All this while fusing the heterogeneous program division and distribution both in the stacking of floors and horizontal zoning. The geometry pattern incorporates vertical and horizontal adaptation, while the weaving of the strip morphologies generates form. This system also translated into the geometric language of the facade and the integration of the greater landscape. Programatically,The tri-axis configuration on the ground floor creates two principal V.I.P.and general public entrances, with the third arc responding to the site parameter and surrounding woodland. These three arcs create varying views to the highway, mountain range and woodlands for interior spaces across different floors.