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Oxford Center to enjoy Iranian garden's beauty

TEHRAN, Sept. 24 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran is planning to construct an example of an Iranian garden at the venue of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies in London.

Iran's Research Center for Sites and Historical Monuments has submited the priliminary designs to the Center for Islamic Studies, and will carry out the project when the center approves, managing director of the research center Ahmad Khoshnevis told the Persian service of IRNA.

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"The project includes two designs. The first is a yard covering an area of 16x25m containing four small gardens and a water pond. The type of tress, the shape of the pond, and the construction materials used for this project will all imitate the form and atmosphere of an original Iranian garden," he explained.

"The second design is for the construction of a small roof garden, covering an area of 30x14.5m," he remarked.

He went on to say, "The roof garden will contain an arbor with a terrace. Two sides of the arbor will be open facing the garden. Along the closed parts of the arbor there is a hall which leads to the library of the Center for Islamic Studies.

"Those who are in the library can go outside to the terrace and enjoy the beautiful scenery in their spare time," he added.

Khoshnevis also remarked that the research center is also planning to carry out the project "The Square Dome of Knowledge" at the venue of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

The project is designed based on the request by Iran's representative to the IAEA, and follows other member countries who have displayed a symbol of their architecture at the venue, he said, concluding, "The design has been submitted to Vienna and is waiting to be studied and approved."

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