Tabiat Bridge in Tehran

September 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Leila Araghian was 26 when she came up with Tabiat bridge. Five years on, the 270-metre structure is a reality, despite sanctions, garnering awards and paving the way for a new, more avant garde generation of Iranian designers.

Tabiat bridgeTabiat bridgeTabiat Bridge (Persian: پل طبیعت ‎ Pol-e Tabi'at, literally:“Nature Bridge”) is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Tehran, Iran. The 270-metre (890 ft) bridge connects two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park—by spanning the Shahid Modarres, one of the main highways in northern Tehran.[1] The word tabiat means "nature" in the Persian language.[1][2]
The bridge was designed by Leila Araghian. It has won several awards, including the Popular Choice Prize for Highways & Bridges from the Architizer A+ Awards, a global architectural competition based in New York.[3][4]


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