Architect : Design Core [4s] Architects & Urban Designers
Design team : Amirhosein Kheradmand, Ali mohammad Heidari, Ali Nabi, Hamidreza Jahani moghadam, Mehdi Ghiaie, Ali Ramezanali, Ehsan Ghasemlou
Landscape design team : Hoda Alavi tabari, Golshan Norasteh far, Pouya Najian, Bahram Khadiv, Mehdi Mahdavi, Maryam Malekzadeh
Location : Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Client : Tehran Cultural Development Company- Municipality of Tehran
Areas : 65,000 sqm
Project year : 2017
Structural design : Portal Consultants
Design and Built : Kayson Co. Tehran, Iran
The world’s largest bookstore just opened in Tehran, Iran. The Book Garden is a gigantic green-roofed building measuring 154,000 square feet that has 12 miles of shelves packed with millions of books. The project is part of a larger 700,000 square foot complex that features several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a prayer room and a restaurant.
The Book Garden aims to encourage Iranian children to be “active and creative through modern methods and equipment,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. “The opening of the Book Garden is a big cultural event in the country, so that our children can make better use of this cultural and academic opportunity,” added Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
The complex is divided into four main sections: a bookshop, a “pathway of culture,” an amphitheater, as well as the country's biggest art gallery covering 1,700 square meters.
Video: Tehran's Book Garden
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