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Millennum Museum by Rezvan Yarhaghi

Project name:
Millennum Museum
Architecture firm:
Rezvan Yarhaghi
Semnan, Iran
Tools used:
Midjourney AI, Adobe Photoshop
Principal architect:
Rezvan Yarhaghi
Design team:
Rezvan Yarhaghi
Built area:
16000 m²
Site area:
Design year:
Completion year:
Concept - Design
Cultural & Historical

Rezvan Yarhaghi: The city of Semnan, as one of the cities in the center of Iran, with its rich and historical architecture and places,  but has received less attention. Semnan, as the salt mine of Iran, has salt mines that have very beautiful shapes and amazing salt caves and very magnificent.It happened that the design of Hazara Museum was inspired by the mountains and salt mines of Semnan and its geographical landscapes, as if architecture found its way from the heart of stones and mines and shaped the space.

The architecture of this museum is a combination of fold, organic and parametric architectureAnd look towards the future. The interior spaces of the museum were inspired by the layers of the rocks of the salt mines and created a stunning atmosphere.What is displayed in the meuseum? In this museum, fossils, as well as dishes and objects left from previous civilizations, as well as special works of contemporary artists, are displayed.

When the light shines on the interior spaces of the museum through the openings, it creates an amazing atmosphere, due to the warm and dry architecture, this type of design keeps the interior cool and is very useful. In addition to its architectural significance, the museum is also designed with sustainability in mind. The use of locally-sourced materials and sustainable building practices ensures that the structure has minimal impact on the surrounding environment, while also promoting eco-friendly design principles.

The museum's design will also prioritize sustainability and environmental consciousness, with features such as energy-efficient lighting, natural ventilation systems, and the use of locally sourced materials. This commitment to eco-friendly practices aligns with the museum's mission to promote a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. the museum will serve as a hub for community engagement and education, offering workshops, seminars, and events that explore the intersection of art, history, and science related to salt mining.

It will be a place for locals and tourists alike to come together. the museum's innovative design and its dedication to preserving and celebrating the region's heritage make it a valuable addition to Semnan's cultural landscape. It will undoubtedly become a must-see destination for those seeking to understand the unique story of salt mining in Iran. Overall, the museum in Semnan is a testament to the intersection of natural beauty, architectural innovation, and cultural significance, serving as a beacon of progress and inspiration for the city and its inhabitants.

By Liliana Alvarez

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