Eco Passage – Tehran’s Modern Center

Eco Passage – Tehran’s Modern Center

In order to make a plan for the abandoned area above the “Resalat tunnel” , the east-west connection of the city is made not only by traffic and vehicular routes, but also by introducing a new pedestrian passage, which will bring new commercial, cultural and social dimension to this part of Tehran.

Foad Rabbani and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh, Tehran, Iran

The vicinity of “Resalat underground tunnel” with the new office district of Abbas-Abad and also its position of cutting through the major north-south streets, gives the planned area a multi-functional character.
This east-west connection through Tehran introduces besides the green grounds for parks and public open spaces, a social / cultural program for the visitors.
Shopping area, Cinema, indoor-/ outdoor sport facilities, cycling routes through the site, restaurants, cafes and many more, are all planned across the site, giving the visitors a strong and completely different experience in comparison to the more traditional areas in the city.

An area is planned to service as a market hall, used throughout the year. The pedestrians can enjoy a semi-open space as a market, also offering possibilities for fairs and festivals. The walking and cycling roads will take the visitor over the pedestrian bridge trespassing the main street. In order to overcome the different street levels, a water feature and sitting area is designed beneath the bridge, creating a relaxed garden based on the traditional Persian gardens.

Tehran in general and especially in this part has many topographical characteristics; covering a height difference of many meters between the adjacent streets has forced the municipality to build many pedestrian bridges and tunnels.
The terraced platform is adopted from the traditional Persian street landscape in Isfahan. It offers shopping and gastronomy facilities for every age group and families, elders, youth and also for handicapped people. The cycling routes and walking paths are intertwined with the users, which are only there for shopping and entertaining purposes.

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Foad Rabbani and Mohammad Ahmadzadeh, Tehran, Iran

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