Presence in Hormuz 02
By : ZAV Architects
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture : Grand Winner Int'l
Categories : Commercial Building / Hotel & Holiday Resort
Hormuz is a historic and colorful port in the strategic strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
Presence in Hormuz is a series of touristic developments to empower the local community and accommodate geo tourists. Its second phase is a multipurpose residence called Majara.
in favor of me, in favor of all
Under the economic distress of Iran, increasing the GDP generates social change, which in this project is achieved by: Allocating a bigger share of the budget to labor costs rather than expensive imported materials, An adaptive and future-proof spatial scenario that can respond to unpredicted need, Using local and national materials to reduce transportation costs and benefit the nations GDP
The project is a multitude of small-scale domes built with the Superadobe technique of Nader Khalili. Domes scale makes them compatible with the capabilities of local craftsmen, which have been prepared for this project with previous smaller projects. Today they are trained master superadobe masons.
the infinite number of colorful particles form the rainbow topography of Hormuz island. In this project a carpet is woven with granular knots inspired by the particles that make up the ecotone of the island. The sandbags that create the spatial particles (aka domes) are filled with the dredging sand of the Hormuz dock, as if the earth has swollen to produce spaces.