Architect:

Mohsen Kazemianfard – Mehran Arefian

Date:

2011 – Competition

Every day that passes I feel lonelier in my city. I feel that this city doesnt belong to me anymore since it has lost its social and spiritual qualities.
In my culture a tree is not just an object…
In my culture a tree is not an object for the city but it’s a meaningful character for people of society.Iranian traditional stories show value of tree for people of city. Where ever there was a tree a story and a life was beginning… where ever there was a tree a memory was being made… My city has forgotten that tree…
In my culture living space was not just my own living place…
In my culture living space was a place where connected me with people around me. It was a place where I could share my happy and sad stories there. It was a place where we could gather together for different events. My city has forgotten that social space… 
In my culture living space center belonged to people…
In my city, center of living space has lost its identity and turned into an indifferent place called square. Now the square is just a place where cars go around. The square and its sculptures don›t belong to people .My city has forgotten the social quality of its living space center…   
A tree in the middle of a square can turn it into a social space again. Since a tree is meaningful in our culture it can function as a sharing point of people in a zone. Because of this sharing zone people might gather together there and socialize with each other.  
 
A Tree can begin a social space…

Mirmiran Award