New Wave Architecture (NWA) was established in 2006 and is led by Lida Almassian (MA), Gholamreza Tohidi (civil engineer), Shapoor Fakhri (civil engineer), Shahin Heidari (MA) and employs a staff of almost 45 others. The building, or should I say buildings, in question are the Auditorium and Library of the University of Semnan, a project started in 2006 and still under construction. Their modernity is admirable, yet this simple aesthetic observation is not enough to make a building immortal with the passing of time. I look forward to see the buildings finished but until that will happen we have to make do with the images bellow. I like the idea with the crisscrossed spaces on the covered facade which give a very dynamic feeling and serve a practical method to let light in while also offering protection against the summer heat, hence reducing power consumption. Overall, an excellent design and a testimony to Iranian progress in recent years.
Website of New Wave Architecture: http://www.newwavearchitecture.com
Website of University of Semnan: www.semnan.ac.ir