TEHRAN, Feb.24 (Mehr News Agency) - The Society of Iranian Architects and Planners is holding an exhibition and a commemoration ceremony for prominent Iranian architect Kamran Tabatabaii Diba at the Iranian Artists Forum which opens tomorrow, ISNA reported on Friday.
Diba is famous for designing the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the new campus of Jondishapur University, Niavaran Park and Cultural Center, and Jamshidieh Park.
He also designed the Shushtar New City in Khuzestan, a project which is not yet complete.
His traditional designs, in which he eschews the Western motif which has become the mode in Iran, are the key to his success.
Kamran Diba was born in 1937 in Tehran. He studied architecture in Washington and then returned to Iran. He left Iran again in 1977 and has lived in Paris and Washington since then. He was also the first curator of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Diba has held several solo exhibitions in Iran. The current exhibition of his works continues until March 2 at the Mirmiran Gallery of the Iranian Artists Forum.
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