Demolition Threat: Nemazee Villa
by Giovanni Ponti, Tehran, Iran, 1957
Docomomo International wishes to raise awareness for Nemazee Villa which is under threat of demolition.
"Nemazee Villa, designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Ponti in 1957, is located in the North of Tehran (Niavaran district), Iran. This masterpiece of modern architecture is to be replaced by a hotel complex and is thus under threat of total demolition.
This building is a magnificent example of Gio Ponti´s architecture. More important, it is one of the few works left in the Middle East: in 2003 the Development Board building (1955) in Baghdad, Irak, was partly destroyed by war and is now under rehabilitation by UNESCO.”
Docomomo International advocates for the preservation of this outstanding piece of architecture. In the link below you can find the link to the petition with the aim to safeguard Ponti’s villa.
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