Small town lifestyle feel for new Iran skyscraper


A residential project which is a joint venture between ZAAD Studio and Challenge Studio has been conceptualised for the city of Mashhad, Iran.

The 40,000m2 Vandad tower is designed to incorporate passive green energy strategies and emulate a “small town” feel.

It boasts a distinct shape, based on a philosophy of “void design,” resulted from the desire to exchange built program for share green space that will enhance interaction between dwellers.


The architects said: “Vandad Ecologic Tower was commissioned by an affluent developer from the city of Mashad, in Iran, who has recently become interested in incorporating passive green energy strategies to his development portfolio.

“Originating from a small town himself, the client stipulated that it must implement elements of small-town lifestyle in the design.”

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One Response to Small town lifestyle feel for new Iran skyscraper

  1. Thomas D. Bohlen says:

    Only people from a “small town” such as Tehran or Cairo, could relate well to this “small town” structure.

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