Competition: 1st Place
MASHHAD / Iran
Area: 20000 m2
According to the cultural theme of the design, creating a high-quality urban space was one of the main ideas of the project. Its observers will be in the middle path of the project without creating space filtering from the periphery region in the vicinity of Bab-al-Reza, Eastern porch, and other neighboring sites. Eight vertical Inscriptions are meant to invite observers to indoor space, and The social plaza is then awaited between the tumultuous urban exterior and the interior.
In the design of the project, the two axes perpendicular to each other (Chalipa pattern) connected Bab-al Kazem entrance which is another important holy shrine entrance to the Bazaar- Reza, So the observer can enter the holy shrine through the middle space of the museum from the Bazaar-Reza without any space filtering. The other axis perpendicular to the aforementioned axis connects the urban texture around the museum site with no visual contamination to the Bab-al-Reza entrance gate, thus, the project becomes an articulation with a new and independent identity, that plays a crucial role in the relationship between the holy shrine and the city.