The authorization of villa Namazi demolition has been declared null.

Five hundred and fifty architects, urban designers, and journalists have formed a campaign to demonstrate their dissatisfaction.

 

_Winter 2016_

Five hundred and fifty architects, urban designers and journalists have formed a campaign to demonstrate their dissatisfaction, writing letters to the Judiciary, administrative court of justice, Lord chief justice and also the Mayor of Tehran.

Villa Namazi - ویلا نمازی
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Babak shokoufi, an Iranian architect and designer of Azadi cinema complex, and Mehrdad zavareh Mohammadi, an architectural activist believe: this campaign mainly insists on cancelling the authorization of Article 5 Commission And wants this building to be registered as Iranian cultural heritage once again.
In this regard, Ali kermanian, an Iranian activist in architectural-related fields has suggested a meeting on necessity of preservation of this villa and other homogenous ones.

Villa Namazi-ویلا نمازی
© Sanaz Khodadad

 

Amirabbas Aboutalebi, architect and head editor of Villa magazine believes that this issue can be an opening to a better sympathy between architectural society and may lead to formation of an independent and goal-oriented trade association.
Leyla araghian, as an architect who had received the Aga Khan award recently, offers a poll to ask those people who may use the substitute building, if this change may have any effect on the context.

ویلا نمازی-Villa Namazi
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