Location: Tehran, Iran

Date: 2008

Principal Architect: Robert Caulfield & Ivo Krivanek

Brief: As architects and planners, we were appointed by an Iranian developer to master plan a contemporary residential precinct with community facilities, commercial hub and a place of prayer for this Shiite community in Tehran.

The complex design brief required us to undertake extensive on-site analysis and address both vernacular Persian architecture and traditional Islamic influences but reinterpret these into a modern contemporary idiom whilst retaining the basic Shiite requirements including dual minarets.