Iranian Cultural Centre |London
Copyright CODA Projects LLC/Higgins Gardner & Partners

This two acre Kensington site was purchased by the Iranian Government in the mid-1970's, but has remained a vacant lot for almost twenty years.

Our practice was appointed by the Iranian Embassy in London to work with Tehran-based architects Serat Misagh. Our role was to review the initial design for a 12,500 sq.m. cultural centre and propose revisions to satisfy planning objections. This involved a reduction in the development yield, reinstatement of historic facades facing Queensgate, and improvements for the main cultural centre elevation. Following public representations the final design received planning approval in 2000.




Initial and Revised Elevations






















































































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