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Honar Shahre Aftab Cineplex & Cultural Center by AshariArchitects

The Shiraz-based architecture firm AshariArchitects has designed Honar Shahre Aftab Cineplex & Cultural Center, located in Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran.

Architect’s Statement: One of the main goals in designing the complex as a social hub is the human interactions and celebrating the artistic and cultural events. The intent is to create a cultural gathering place that can facilitate communication between the whole part of society which led to more citizens’-cultural conversation. The lobby is the connecting element of the halls serving as the focal point of the complex. It has the ability to play variety of roles, including concerts, artistic and cultural events. The multifunctionality of this large space has been enhanced by adding two elements which are a bridge and a communal seating. The proposed bridge not only balance the scale of the space but also perform as a spine which various spaces branch out from it.

Honar Shahre Aftab Cineplex & Cultural Center by AshariArchitectsimage © Parham Taghioff 

The bridge allows the visitors to visually experience different perspectives. The organic connection which is created between the spaces, increase the visual and motional communications and each visitor would be able to dedicate more portion of the space to himself.


The presence of human behavior is an important part of the design. A social seating increases the human durability which eventually will be led to the more social and cultural interactions.

The appropriate acoustic features prevent any kind of noise and improve the sound quality during the concerts. The outer walls of the halls are covered with sound absorbent tiles. There are also many boxes, with the same material, used in the ceiling for the lighting. lighting in the lobby is not monotonous and the lights are designated section by section for the wide ranges of events.

the lobby of the cultural center complex in shiraz image © Parham Taghioff 

building with big circular concrete columns and lighting in the ceiling image © Parham Taghioff 

The” HonarShahre aftab” Cineplex & Cultural complex which is located at the Persian Gulf commercial and recreational center, presents an internal urban space for Shiraz’ citizens.

This complex includes 8 halls. Each hall has its own unique detail design features however the halls are designed in similar fashion.

In fact, the halls differ in external details and each hall is characterized by a unique color. Moreover, this offer a kind of legibility for people, so that they would be able to understand their position in the complex.

floor with metal sheets and glass fence image © Parham Taghioff 

Iranian women sitting on cinema stairs image © Parham Taghioff 

metal ducts in the ceiling image © Parham Taghioff 

a big circular concrete column next to escalator image © Parham Taghioff 

steel structure staircase connects the lobby to the upper floor image © Parham Taghioff 

steel structure beams and metal sheet for the flooring image © Parham Taghioff 

gallery room with pipes in the ceiling image © Parham Taghioff 

photographs hanged on the wall in an exhibition room image © Parham Taghioff 

cinema hall with pink seats for audience image © Parham Taghioff 

cinema and concert hall with blue seats for audience image © Parham Taghioff 

auditorium seats with various colors image © Parham Taghioff 

auditorium interior design image © Parham Taghioff 

red seats at concert hall image © Parham Taghioff 

auditorium seats design image © Parham Taghioff 

cinema hall with comfortable leather seats image © Parham Taghioff 

concert hall stage image © Parham Taghioff 

Honar Shahre Aftab Cineplex & Cultural Center by AshariArchitectsimage © Parham Taghioff 

window glass image © Parham Taghioff 

interior design with LED lighting image © Parham Taghioff 

ceiling with acoustic insulation for cinema hall image © Parham Taghioff 

cinema hall seats image © Parham Taghioff 

auditorium design at concert hall image © Deed Studio

cinema hall with acoustic insulated wall image © Deed Studio

lobby of the complex building image © Deed Studio

stage with white curtain for presentation use image © Deed Studio

washing area image © Deed Studio

Site PlanSite Plan

Plan Level 1Plan Level 1

Plan Level 2Plan Level 2

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Project name: Honar Shahre Aftab Cineplex & Cultural Center

Architecture firm: AshariArchitects

Principal architect: AmirHossein Ashari

Design team: Zahra Jafari, Elnaz Amini Khanimani, Amir Iranidoost Haghighi

Location: Persian Gulf Grand Complex- Block 7, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran

Built area: 10760 m²

Design year: 2017

Completion year: 2018

Collaborators: Zahra Jafari, Elnaz Amini Khanimani, Amir Iranidoost Haghighi

Interior Design: AmirHossein Ashari

Structural engineer: Changiz Sepehr

Mechanical Structure: Ahmad Rostampoor

Lighting: Rozbeh Malekian

Construction: Mohsen Khabaaz, Ali Kamali

Contractor: Hadi Sharzeh

Supervision: Ehsan Shabani

Visualization: Amir Iranidoost Haghighi, Mostafa Yektarzadeh (3D Renders)

Graphics: Zahra Jafari

Photography: Parham Taghioff, Deed Studio

Tools used: Autocad, SketchUp, Autodesk 3ds max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Indesign

Client: Mohsen Khabaz, Koroush Kamali Sarvestani

Research: Elnaz Amini Khanimani

Status: Built



Ng kutahya seramik : Porcelain Tile | Floor Material

HERA DESIGN – Knuaf AMF: Baffle acoustic panel|Salon Wall material

Sisal: Caprice|Salons floor material

Rezcoiran: Cinema seatings|Cinema salon furnitures

Rezcoiran: Theatre Curtains|Cinema salon walls

Rost: Cinema VIP Seatings|VIP salons

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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