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Dashte Noor fitness gym

Dashte Noor fitness gym is one of the public buildings of Dashte noor residential, recreational complex in northern Iran. The client’s main demands were two separate halls, being coordinated with the other parts of the complex while being a unique mass. As a result the concept was, designing a building with a dynamic mass which is an integral and a part of the surrounding landscape.

The main sky line of this site is made of forest, green hills and a blue sky. Therefore, the mass of Dashte Noor fitness gym moves from the ground very softly and reaches the sky. Having a peak in the form somehow memorizes the liberation of the spirit, energy and also the connection between the earth and the sky.


Narges Nassiri


Mohsen Ghomi, Mohammad reza Mosavi, Keyvan Amidpoor


Dashte Noor


Narges Nassiri


Shahriyar Mazaheri


Ground plans

The idea of designing a full length window facing the sky was to frame a reflection of it and also having an orientation towards light. Designing a skin which moves on the mass and selecting wood as the main material of the facade makes the building closer to nature.

Dashte Noor fitness gym is located in a site with an area about 745m². The ground floor is about 235sqm which includes the lobby, a bodybuilding hall, bathrooms, changing rooms and a bar. The first floor is about 170 m² including another hall, bathrooms, changing rooms and another bar and a place to sit and rest.


The main concept of the interior design was to create a space which reflects and gives the feeling of the whole mass and the exterior form while doing exercise inside the gym. The construction of the building are the two walls which face east and west and are both huge trestles which move with the curve and pull the 9 meter cantilever in the entrance. The two arch walls in the entrance and under the cantilever help to associate the main idea of rising from the ground towards the sky.

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