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Eye-catching designs emerge for Iranian rock climbing gym

by Jak Phillips | 07 Apr 2014

Tehran-based New Wave Architecture have designed a 4,500sq m (48,438sq ft) rock climbing gym for Porlour, Iran, that resembles a giant boulder.

The gym overlooks Iran’s highest peak – Mount Damavand – and features a bouldering hall with a climbing wall, a temporary accommodation zone and a fitness gym. The climbing centre’s exterior will also provide opportunities for outdoor climbing.

According to the architects, the design has been inspired by ‘the movements of the earth’s crust and its tectonic forces’. The exterior will be clad in white fibre cement panels so that it blends in with its snowy surroundings.

Tehran-based New Wave Architecture have designed a 4,500sq m (48,438sq ft) rock climbing gym for Porlour, Iran, that resembles a giant boulder. The gym overlooks Iran’s highest peak – Mount Damavand – and features a bouldering hall with a climbing wall, a temporary accommodation zone and a fitness gym. The climbing centre’s exterior will also provide opportunities for outdoor climbing. According to the architects, the design has been inspired by
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