The brief of the competition to design a bridge aimed to:
• Provide a pedestrian connection between the two sides of Modarres Highway.
• Create an architectural and engineering landmark that enhances the identity of Tehran.
• Design a bridge that celebrates the pedestrian experience and not the vehicular one.
Additionally, it was important to the asset owners that the materials utilised were as low maintenance as possible whilst still dealing with the environmental conditions.
The Bridge has to be a place to stay, considering the two parks on the sides and also the open view towards south and north. It has to invite users to walk through, and retain them for sitting and viewing experiences.
It was also about minimising the footprint of the project on the site, with a minimal number of columns and finding the points with a limited tree coverage. Integration of architecture and structure was another aspect that the architects considered deeply.