Tabiat Bridge

Diba Tensile Arcitecure

Tabiat Bridge

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of the city of Tehran in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; this is a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and museums, as well as public parks. This bridge was designed in order to address the need to improve access for pedestrians between the two parks, which are divided by a major highway. ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language. The bridge crosses Modarres Highway, one of the main highways of the city, and connects Abo Atash Park on the west to Taleghani Park on the east. The intention was to design a pedestrian route that was completely separate from the highway. The 270 meters long bridge is the largest pedestrian bridge built so far in Iran. Design of this bridge was the result of a two-phase competition which started in May 2008. The winning design was selected in August of the following year, with detailed structural and architectural design beginning in September 2009 and construction work began in September 2010. It was inaugurated in October 2014.
Project Data:
Total Length of the bridge:
270 m
Total combined floor area: 7.950 sqm
Commission: September 2009
Design: September 2009 – December 2010
Construction: October 2010 – October 2014
Completion: October 2014
Location: Modarres Highway, Abbas Abad Lands, Tehran, Iran
Architect firm: Diba Tensile Architecture(
Scope of Work: Consulting / Architectural Design / Detail Design / Supervision / Supreme Control
Architect in charge: Leila Araghian
Design Team: Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei
Detail Design: Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam
Structural Engineer: Maffeis Engineering spa(
Supervisors: Alireza Behzadi, Nader Naghi pour , Payam Golfeshan , Adel Mohamadi
Client: Nosazi Abbasabad Co, Tehran Municipality

2017   Second Place for Tabiat Bridge Innovative Design on the 30th Khwarazmi International Award, Iran, Tehran
2016   Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016
2015   Memar Award 2015 , for Tabiat Bridge in Public Buildings Category, Tehran, Iran
2015   Honorable Mention in Asia Architecture Award, Istanbul, Turkey
2015   IPMA Silver Award for Project Management, Panama, Panama
2015   Best Municipal or Public Spaces Project : The Middle East and North Africa Architecture Award 2015, Dubai, UAE
2015   Architizer A+ Award 2015 New York, United States of America
2014   The Best Urban Bridge on 4th International Conference on Bridges at Amir Kabir University, Tehran Iran
2014   Winning the Golden Brick of Tehran on the World Habitat Day 2014 organized by UN-Habitat, Tehran, Iran
2014   The Best Steel Structure in the country on the 4th International Conference on Steel and Structure, Tehran, Iran


Tehran - Modarres Highway, Abbas Abad Lands



Bridge Length

270 m


Nosazi Abbasabad Co, Tehran Municipality


7.950 sqm

Scope of Work

Consulting / Architectural Design / Detail Design / Supervision / Supreme Control


Maffeis Engineering spa






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