© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

Polour Rock Gym // New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

Polour, Iran

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“The project site is a part of The Mount-Damavand Region located on the north of Tehran -the capital city of Iran. It is a significant mountain in Persian mythology and has a special place in Persian literature. For the first challenge, there were key parameters on the process to achieve an intimate identity with its natural surroundings: The first and also the most prominent one is being in harmony with its natural context.

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

In fact the nature itself leads us to the approach. We were looking for something new, a dialogue between the artificial life and nature. Being inspired by the geological process of large-scaled movements of the earth?s crust and its tectonic forces, Polour Rock Climbing Hall evinces through its initial concept.

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

By considering the nature as the principal theme, the form stems from the origin and responds to function immediately and simultaneously. This is a place and time where Concept as a form, Context as the nature and Content as an activity, meet each other immediately and break the silence of environment and at the heart of this project is the mutual interaction between these three factors which having the privilege of such precious occasion, they have been frozen in the moment.

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

Therefor context blends with the activity and form. We call it an achievement in this design when the natural-based form melts in the nature and activity. As an achievement the architecture desires to be 1- Generous and demanding2- Memorable 3- Interactive 4- Sustainable The building pushes itself out of the layers of the crust, stems from the land.

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

Rises, peaks and gradually moves down in its mountainous backdrop. You can sleep under the big tent, have a coffee inside the cave and also experience everything as hikers do. By the way ….”.

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

© New Wave Architecture(Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)

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