KAMRAN DIBA - ARCHITECT


See also:
Kamran Diba Artist

Shahid Chamran
(Jondi-Shapour) University
Ahvaz IRAN
(1968-1978)

The university campus did not have a comprehensive plan when its west side part was assigned to Kamran Diba and Associates. A partial master plan was created with an attempt to include a large part of available university land. Therefore a pedestrian network was envisaged to accommodate various activities and types of buildings.

The design intention the creation of a pedestrian movement to interact and to be integrated with designated buildings. The result is an architectural space (sometimes open to the sky) of various scales, moods and interests along this walkway.

The Student Union and cafeteria, the university small mosque, and the gymnasium are all integrated to the spinal walkways. Small courtyards, a pedestrian promenade, and sport grounds are interesting features of this project.