Iran – Architecture studio Zav Architects has unveiled an urban development plan in Hormuz Island, Iran, in a bid to benefit the area’s economy.
The project, Presence in Hormuz, is made up of multi-purpose domes. The colourful domes are to be used as communal living spaces for residents to do laundry, eat and pray, as well as a tourism information centre. In order to establish the space as self-sufficient, the studio has made the structures out of the island’s local resources, educating inhabitants how to build future domes as the community grows.
The architectural project hopes to restore Hormuz island as a coveted destination for travellers. By training the community in construction as well as using Iranian resources, costs are reduced for inhabitants, allowing for bigger future tourism gains.
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