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Alibaba Travel Agency Headquarters
by [Shift] Process Practice and NextOffice

Hamoun Moghadam

The site, consisting of 10 industrial sheds, is repurposed by [Shift] Process Practice to house the Tehran Innovation Factory.

At the urban scale, an abandoned brown site is transformed into an infrastructure supporting new forms of entrepreneurship in Tehran. Alibaba online Travel Agency is among the companies that are situated on this site. The company occupies two of the 10 industrial sheds.

At the architectural scale, converting shed number 9 and 10 into an open office space for Alibaba online Travel Agency, changes a generic structural system, a modular, prefabricated steel structure with a sloped roof, into a unique architectural typology that supports contemporary modalities of work.

This project has been longlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: [Shift] Process Practice and NextOffice
Project: Alibaba Travel Agency Headquarters

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