Molla Hadi Sabzevari Library is the fastest structure built in the city of Bam, by the “Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning” after the earthquake struck Kerman province of southeastern Iran in 2003.
The simple unornamented façade with its clear legible spatial arrangement is the main feature of the library. On one hand locates a high porch surrounding three sides of the building that creates a shadow belt, protecting the building from direct sunlight and overheating, one that introduces controlled light into the reading room and on the other hand, defines the boundary between the inside and the outside.
The building owes its geometric cohesion mostly to the regular intersection of half-cylinders which formed the whole space with parallelism and overlapping and defining the main axes and turning points inside and outside the building.
Next to its simplicity, proper use of materials; brick and exposed concrete in the white cement background and texture created on the concrete surface of the roof and the columns, have all made the modernist brutalism to serve the space with an Iranian spirit and geometry.
|Name of the Project||Molla Hadi Sabzevari Library|
|Project Area||410 sqm|
|Client||Ministry of Roads & Urban Development|
|Contractor||Azar 79 company|
|Structure||Mohammad Ibrahim Rabbani|
|Location||Bam, Kerman Province, Iran|
|Site Area||1310 sqm|
|Consulting Designers & Engineers||Bamcitadel of Kerman Consulting Engineers|
|Architect||Shahriar Yaghini, Shahabeddin Arfaei|
|Team||Naser Mojavar, Masoud Mansouri, Parham Badr|
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Name of the Project Molla Hadi Sabzevari Library Appointment July 2004 Project Area 410 sqm Client Ministry of Roads & Urban Development Contractor Azar 79 company Structure Mohammad Ibrahim Rabbani Location Bam, Kerman Province, Iran Completion July 2005 Site Area 1310 sqm Consulting Designers & Engineers Bamcitadel of Kerman Consulting Engineers Architect Shahriar Yaghini, Shahabeddin Arfaei Team Naser Mojavar, Masoud Mansouri, Parham Badr
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