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Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran

Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran

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People

  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

Title

Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran

Dates of creation

1997

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 69 digital files
  • 23 slides : col. ; 35mm
  • 16 negatives (col. ; 35mm)
  • 13 printouts
  • 9 colour photographs
  • 2 books

Scope and Content

File documents an executed project by the Foreign Office Architects for the Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran. The competition program, which was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Iran, required the design of several projection rooms and an area of commercial and cultural spaces with a floor area of 16,000m2. The Cineplex was built in the centre of Teheran, on a site that was formerly occupied by a famous cinema that had been destroyed in a fire; construction was completed in 2008.

The file contains reference material and copies of Iranian building codes, photographic snapshot and slides, presentation drawings, and computer-generated renderings. File also contains digital material that is currently being processed and is temporarily unavailable for consultation. Material in this file was produced circa 1997.

Reference Number

AP171.S1.1997.D2

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English, with some Arabic.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270395
    • Title: Presentation documentation and drawings, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains materials related to the Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran:

    - 3 sheets of presentation material, including presentation text (in Arabic), floor plans, sections, and computer-generated renderings of the proposed design;

    - 10 black and white copies of different sections of a land-use map;

    - A coloured map of Terhan, Iran (35 x 17 folded; 99.2 x 69.5 unfolded) with the location of the cinema indicated with a note on a yellow post-it note;

    - A bound volume of presentation drawings, including 12 computer-generated renderings, 9 floor plans, 8 sections and one page of text (in Arabic).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual documentation and other materials

    Location:

    Iran

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    Arabic

    Folder Number:

    171-014-007

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    • Reference Number: ARCH270396
    • Title: Reference material, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
    • Dates of creation: 1988-1997
    • Form: photographs, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains reference material for the Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran:

    - A book titled "Iranian Code for Seismic Resistant Design of Buildings" from the Iranian Building Code Series, Standard No:2800, February 1988;

    - A folded tourist map of Tehran, Iran with the site of the cinema marked in red and black ink;

    - A bound volume of copies of textual records in Arabic, site maps and photographic images;

    - 2 computer printouts of images of city streets, presumably Tehran;

    - A numbered list, handwritten in English, that corresponds to a section of a map marked with numbers, providing general information about the location, such as major intersections and remarks on traffic circulation patterns;

    - 13 photographic negatives and 7 snapshots of a streetscape, presumably the proposed building site of the cineplex. The snapshots are numbered and may correspond to the numbered map and handwritten list.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual documents
    • 13 photographic materials
    • 1 map

    Location:

    Iran

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Language of material:

    The documents are mostly in Arabic, with some English.

    Folder Number:

    171-083-012

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272610
    • Title: Slides, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 slide(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 23 slides

    Dimensions:

    cases: 27.8 × 21.5 × 1 cm slides: 5.2 × 5.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH274945
    • Title: Drawings, images of the site, animation, images of 3D renderings, correspondence, and a project description, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran
    • Dates of creation: circa 1997
    • Form: photographs, drawings, born digital, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of DVD ARCH269427. Original directory name: "010 azadi cinemas". Prevalent file types: .dwg, .dgn, .jpg, .tif, .cel, .doc

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 69 digital files (118 MB)

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275657
    • Title: Model, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Foreign Office Architects (architectural firm)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model in green styrofoam

    Dimensions:

    model: 49,5 × 46,5 × 49 cm (19 1/2 × 18 5/16 × 19 5/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    Fragile, handle with care

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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    • Reference Number: ARCH272726
    • Title: Photograph of development site, Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1997
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Unknown (photographer)
    • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)

    Description:

    This file contains two photographs taped together with clear tape to create a panoramic view of what is possibly the development site for the Azadi Cineplex, Tehran, Iran.



    Quantity / Object type:

    2 photograph(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 photographic panorama

    Dimensions:

    piece: 10.2 × 18.8 cm (4 × 7 3/8 in.)

    Location:

    Tehran Iran

    Credit line:

    Foreign Office Architects fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
    Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

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