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Bahar Centre

Karaj, Iran

The Project
Bahar Centre is a mixed-use building located on the hills of Azimieh in Iran overlooking Karaj’s skyline as well as Alborz Mountains at the start of beautiful Tehran-Chalous Road. With five levels of underground parking, this complex is comprised of 4000 SM of commercial space and 8 levels of residential floors.

Bahar Centre is well on its way with eighteen storeys already complete and a completion date estimated to be January 2018.

Commercial Spaces & Stores
The first three levels of this high-end commercial space, accommodates for flagship stores and boutiques. The sloping landscape of this site allows for each store to have separate entrances from the outside.

Façade of the Commercial Units of Bahar Centre
Main Commercial Level Floor Plate

The main entrance, located on the second level, which opens up into an intimate shopping space.

Interior Shot of the Commercial Floor of Bahar Centre

Restaurant & Coffee Shop
From the third floor of the commercial levels, the customers will find access to a coffee shop and lounge on the floor above that will be at one of the highest points of Karaj with a 180-degree panoramic view of the city and its skyline. The full height windows of the coffee shop will be folded out during the warmer seasons to allow the whole floor to turn into a covered patio.

Overall Plans of Even Floor Plates of Bahar Centre
Bahar Centre residences are designed to maximize the panoramic views of each unit towards city skyline and beautiful Alborz Mountains. The units are arrayed along a curved path to respond to the shape of the lot and its adjacency to Baharestan Square. The undulating edge of each unit will guarantee south exposure for every suite as well as a sense of being in a corner unit with two major frontages.

Interior Shot of One of the Residential Units
Overall Plans of Odd Floor Plates of Bahar Centre
Interior Shot of the Commercial Floor of Bahar Centre

Lobby & Amenities
The Residents of the building will have access to world-class amenities in the building that creates a sense of exclusive community for its residence. Cinematheque, billiard room, party room, gym, sauna, yoga, pilates and spinning rooms are the components of the amenity area of building along a cozy and walled outdoor courtyard for outdoor activities that can be reserved by the residents through the management of the building for their private events. A separate entrance to the lobby with 24hr concierge and BMS electronic devices will provide the security of the building and the elevators and assures the separation of the commercial functions at the base with the exclusive residential nature of the upper floors.

Plan Perspective of Main Amenities
Floor Plate of Bahar Centre's Amenities
Interior Rendering of the Lobby and Lounge Area
Plans of the Lobby and Lounge Area
Interior Rendering of Bahar Centre's Gym
Plan of Bahar Centre's Gym
Bahar Centre Resident's Party Room
Plan of Bahar Centre Resident's Party Room

Five levels of underground parking will serve the whole building. The first two floors will be dedicated to commercial uses and the last three will accommodate the residents. These two components will be separated by an electronically operated gate in the middle to assure the separation of the residents from the visitors of the building.

Leads: Nima Javidi, Behnaz Assadi
Team members: Sarah Hunter