By : ZAV Architects
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Commercial Building / Mixed-Use Building : Silver Certification
Presence in Hormuz is a development scenario based on bottom up studies to empower the local community and accommodate geo tourists. Its third phase is “typeless”.In order to monitor and direct the quality of what is going on based on the realities of the moment in the natural/social environment of Hormoz, also training and collaborating with local community, “typeless” center, was added to the scenario.To minimize the volume of construction and possibility of modifications in spaces, the non-ideal but real type of architecture was referred to as an architecture that is not any type in terms of program.
Resilient spaces against change of use were provided with independence from technical and access restrictions. In a way that architecture has stepped away itself from the grid and has created spaces that reminds a house in the city.
Spaces made of cement blocks in concrete structure both available in Hormuz, while they can become wider, shorter and longer under the protected roof. Some Spaces are also open under this canopy, and like city squares, receive more general outdoor events. So far, gathering, entertainment, workshop, eating and sleeping have been experienced in these spaces. While staying, working, meeting, training classes, meetings, cooking and eating in closed areas are experienced. Access to spaces is provided by scaffold corridors that surrounded them, while utility channels among the open spaces have made possible the flexibility of the “typeless” function.