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The Island
• Tabriz University Competition, Metro Station no. 7
• Tabriz | Iran
• Design: January 2016
• Size: 2000 m²
• Publications: Beta Architecture, The Describer, Divisare

The Island is a proposal characterized by its absolute disconnection from the surrounding context. The plot’s current condition of isolation is emphasized and pushed to the limit: the site is transformed into a landscape-oriented area equipped with playgrounds, promenades, fountains, green areas and two metro entrances. The intervention on the existing Metro station is limited to its external shape. Its internal layout is preserved, as well its circulation and communications patterns. Outside, a wooden modular skeleton wraps the entrance and turns into an iconic and ironic landmark; this 18 meters high tower aims to interact with the gigantic concrete building located in front of the competition plot, by establishing an interesting paradox.