About Contemporary Arts Museum
Contemporary Arts Museum is located in Tehran, on the west corner of Laleh Park. Classic architecture of Iran as well as philosophical concepts along with modern elements are employed in designing this museum. The building is composed of two general sections including a complex of enclosed spaces and the middle courtyard. The façade of this building is built inspired by Iranian windwards in the margins of deserts of Iran. Interior and enclosed spaces of the museum are designed as a rotary spiral course, where people are directed downward while passing a low-slope course. Contrary to the façade that is inspired by Iranian windwards, this internal spiral path has a totally modern condition. This helix has seven spaces or main galleries. The first space is the hall of building called Gallery Number 1. It is gently connected to the next gallery and moves the visitor into the ground. The connection of each gallery to the next one is via ramps with a gentle slope that are in perfect harmony with galleries. The design of enclosed spaces is such that Gallery Number 1 or the main hall is the start and end point of visit. The treasury of Contemporary Arts Museum entails precious works, including works of Oscar-Claude Monet, Vincent Willem van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, and Andy Warhol etc. Contemporary Arts Museum has several lateral sections including cinematheque, specialized bookshop and restaurant.