Hadi Teherani – born in Teheran in 1954, grew up in Hamburg – is an extremely productive and diverse, internationally awarded German architect and designer. His work is executed regardless of borders in every respect, transcending nationalities and specialist disciplines.
The projects target atmospheric charisma, emotional urgency and an ecologically sound sustainability that is already laid out in the design. The first “green“ railway station in Germany at Frankfurt Airport and the Cologne “Crane Houses” on the banks of the River Rhine have become effective landmarks to a large extent like many international projects. In his unusually far-reaching competence from architecture to urban planning, to interior and product design, compositions succeed in which all elements interact harmoniously. Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Dubai, Hamburg, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Rome and Teheran are some of the metropolitan cities for which plans are being drawn up, as well as Moscow and Mumbai.
Our architecture is characterised by a holistic, urban approach and top-class design. The “Green Building” and “DGNB” evaluation standards, and a consideration for long-term lifecycles, are the foundations upon which our buildings are designed. For us the fascination and challenge lies in linking the client’s desires with site-specific requirements, anticipation for flexibility in the future and sustainability, tying economic and ecological awareness together.
Functionality, efficiency and sustainability are essential to our work. We expand on these foundations to create long-term usability that is based on emotional connections with an architectural space. our designs should arouse feelings and continue the concept of urban design with distinctiveness and sensitivity. By following these principles, we have received numerous awards, created numerous innovations and built a reliable reputation among our clients. Hadi Teherani’s concept of “Living Bridges,” which span waterways and connect urban districts, are an example of this.
Crane Houses, Office and residential buildings, Cologne
With the line of three “crane houses” in Cologne’s Rheinauhafen, loosely based on El Lissitzky’s utopian “Cloud-irons” dating from 1924, a new typology of skyscraper has been created. Crane Houses provide the public on the Rhine bank promenade not only with the classical plaza in from of a cubic tower. The pure cubes are rather interrupted sculpturally and do not realise its much greater volume until far above the ninth floor: as a slender 70-metre-long horizontal boom, not as a tower.
Tanzende Türme, Office building, hotel, restaurant and club, Hamburg
As the portal to the present districts of St. Pauli, Altona and parts of the port, the towers mark the gateway to Hamburg’s world-famous Reeperbahn, a boulevard for amusements of all kinds. The guiding idea for the design is the formation of an expressive building structure that does justice to the site’s heterogeneous context and its transregional significance. It sets the concluding accent on the extensive changes in building structures occurring in recent years within this quarter.
Dockland, Office building, Hamburg
Like a gateway to the city of Hamburg, this ship-like structure juts out freely over 40 metres. The building offers roughly 9000 square metres of office space borne by a steel-frame superstructure. The glassed-in façade enables a wonderful view of the port panorama. Those who have no time for pleasurable gazing during the day can make up for it in the evening on the rooftop terrace. Even visitors who aren’t part of the office ‘crew’ can get to the terrace via a public outdoor staircase.
Hadi Teherani Architects GmbH
Phone: +49 40 24842-0
Fax: +49 40 24842-222
Hadi Teherani Teheran
257, Golkhaneh Alley, Africa Blvd.
Phone: +98 21 26207987
Fax: +98 21 26208175
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