Aero, Tehran

Iran

Project
Mixed Use Development Tehran
Completion Date
2010
Client
Pars IBN Battuta
Value
$400m
Architectural Practice
Atkins
Project Director
Charlie Kelly

This development on the outskirts of Tehran lies on the road to Faraj, a commuter city to Iran. The client wanted to provide a destination development, which would be unique to Tehran. The scheme included a 5* hotel, shopping mall complex incorporating multiplex cinema, an ice rink and conference centre and auditorium and also included apartment accommodation. The hotel and apartments were provided within two identical towers which introduced the development visually from the main road linking Tehran and Faraj and beyond. The design takes its visual cues from the idea of using air travel and the notion of the mall structure being an aircraft taking people to exciting destinations.