Online course on “Adaptive Reuse in Modern Architecture Heritage” by Docomomo Iran
25th June - 12th September 2020

Docomomo International is pleased inform that Docomomo Iran with the Center of Excellence in Architectural Technology at University of Tehran is organizing an online course on “Adaptive Reuse in Modern Architecture Heritage”. The course consists of 8 sessions: 4 sessions are on different factors in adaptive reuse, and 4 sessions are dedicated to introducing four different adaptive reuse projects of modern buildings in Tehran. These projects will be introduced by their architects. The language of the course is Persian. For more information about the course, please visit Docomomo Iran website.

Shushtar New Town registered on Iranian National Heritage List
By Kamran Diba, Shushtar, Iran

Docomomo Iran shared with Docomomo International good news regarding the protection of a town that was started to be built in 46 years ago in Iran. The Shushtar New Town, a modern – but contextual – city in the southwest of Iran, in of Iran, which was under threat for some demolitions, now is registered on the Iranian National Heritage List. The Shushtar New Town was designed by the Iranian architect, Kamran Diba (1937-), and started to be built in 1974. It follows the traditional urban pattern of Iranian cities with an interwoven urban fabric and (mud)brick as construction material. This…

Docomomo Iran webinars
Webinars on Modern Architecture and Urbanism

Docomomo International is glad to inform that docomomo Iran manage to overcome the unprecedented situation of these days and started to organize some webinars and online conversations on Modern Architecture and Urbanism. In April Docomomo Iran organized three webinars on three Mondays. Here are the topics of the webinars: Emergence and Significance of Modern Architecture in Iran; by Mr. Bijan Shafei (Architecture Researcher) A Review of Modernist Urbanism in Iran from 1930s to 1950s; by Dr. Seyed-Mohsen Habibi (Professor of Urbanism) The Cultural Challenges of Modern Urban Life in Iran; by Dr. Naser Fakouhi (Professor of Anthropology)  

Docomomo Iran Newsletter
Publication of the first issue

Docomomo International is glad to announce that Docomomo Iran published the first issue of its newsletter. Docomomo Iran Newsletter is in pdf format and will be published every month (based on Iranian solar calendar). The language of the newsletter is Persian and it consists of five sections: The Foreword, One Architect; One Building, An Adaptive Reuse Project, and News from the World. The newsletter can be downloaded from Docomomo Iran website. To read the full Newsletter click here.

Guidelines for submitting the 2019/2020 Homework
Chapters News

Dear Docomomo Chapters, Due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we are extending the deadline of June 1st to August 15th, 2020. A plan for new documentation homework has been approved in the last Council Meeting, August 30th, 2018 (Ljubljana, Slovenia), proposed by the ISC/Registers. With the aim of moving forward to the documentation of conservation good practices, Docomomo Working Parties (WP) have to submit: Working Parties that already have submitted 30 Documentation Fiches and uploaded 50 sites to MOMOVE: (a) 1 fiche for 2019 and 1 fiche for 2020, on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Download the template here: link, and here: link. (b) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement…

Report Conference: Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape
23-24 April 2019, in Tehran, Iran

“The International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape was held on 23-24 April 2019, in Tehran, Iran. This conference was organized by Docomomo Iran and University of Tehran, in collaboration with Docomomo International and other national and international academic institutions. With the aim of focusing on conservation and reuse of modern and industrial heritage, this conference focused on the main topics of ‘legal capacities and processes’, ‘tourism and economy’ and ‘future perspectives and impact of the 20th century in Iran’, where several papers were presented and discussed in three panels. This was followed by a…

Docomomo Iran
Conference: International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape

Docomomo Iran in association with the Research Institution of Art and Culture of the University of Tehran would like to invite to the “International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape”. The conference takes place 23-24 April 2019, at Negaresten Garden, University of Tehran. Call for Abstracts: Research Institution of Art and Culture at University of Tehran and Docomomo_Iran would like to invite you to the “International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape”. The conference will be hold in a contemporary garden in Tehran, on 23rd and 24th of April. Similar to many countries influenced by Modern Movement,…

Tour: Visiting Vartan House
11th March 2016, Tafazzoli House, Tehran, Iran

“Docomomo Iran organized a tour on March 11, 2016 to visit Tafazzoli House in Tehran. This house is designed by Vartan Hovanessian, one of the most famous Iranian modernist architects. At first Hadi Naderi, the secretary of Docomomo Iran, talked about Docomomo Iran and its visions and new activities. Then Mr. Majid Gharezadeh Spoke about the exhibition of “Photos of Historic Iran”, which has been held in the house recently. At last Ms. Azar Mirazaee started to introduce the house and its characteristics. This house was abandoned for years. Fortunately, it has been bought by Iranian Urban & Revitalization Corporation…

Tour: Visiting Laleh-Zar Street
12th February 2016, Laleh-Zar Street, Tehran, Iran

Laleh-Zar, the first modern street in Iran, was a place for the first cinemas, cafes, hotels and many cultural activities in Tehran. Now and after decades the street lost its cultural position. Nowadays it is the main place for wholesales and retails of Electronic components in the city. Large buildings and cinemas are empty or use as warehouses, and others are not in a good condition. The tour on Laleh-Zar Street was organized to visit and survey the buildings of this street. About 40 students of different majors participated the event. The tour started at 9:00 AM on February 12th,…

The “Recycling Socialism” Seminar
10th February 2016, School of Architecture of the University of Tehran, Iran

Docomomo Iran held a seminar entitled Recycling Socialism on February 10th, 2016 at the School of Architecture of the University of Tehran. The seminar was a review on Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013, which had the same title. The lecturers were three young architects: Davor Eres, Pavle Stamenovic and Aet Ader from Estonia and Serbia. The meeting also was a review of a workshop on old cinemas in Tehran which had been recently organized by the Platform 28 Institute in Iran.