Presence in Hormuz 2: A Multitude of Small-Scale Domes Built with The Superadobe Technique by ZAV Architects


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Officially named ‘Presence in Hormuz 02’, the project is a truly democratic community intervention in troubled lands, with bulbous and round domes popping in primary colours.

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Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects

Carried out in two phases, Presence in Hormuz seeks to empower the local communities of the historically significant port city of Hormuz in southern Iran. It aims at community empowerment and local employment via urban development, and a segment of that inspiration stems from the island’s own past.


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects

Hormuz’s strategic location lent itself to it being a historic port in the strait of the Persian Gulf, handling a significant part of the Middle Eastern petroleum trade. The location also fared well with the tourists owing to its colourful, surreal landscapes, but lately, the local inhabitants at Hormuz have been found to be struggling economically, getting involved in illegal trafficking activities using their boats. The intervention at Hormuz by ZAV Architects then not only looks at inclusion and empowerment, but almost an upgraded resettlement of a village sized community.


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects


Payman Barkhordari/ZAV Architects

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