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RMJM Arta-Tehran appointed to design Iran Historical Car Museum

Press Release by RMJM

An old Mercedes Benz at a car show in Tehran in May 2016
(photo by Mehr News Agency)

RMJM Arta Tehran has been appointed by the Cultural Institute of Bonyad Museum as architectural consultant for the Iran Historical Car Museum.

Also known as the National Car Museum of Iran, the museum is situated approximately 20km west of the capital city, Tehran. It currently houses one of the largest and most valuable car collections in the region, compromising sports cars, limousines, motorcycles and carriages owned by the last Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty, Mohammad Reza Shah.

Arta Rostami Ravari, Managing Director and Head of Design at RMJM Arta Tehran, said: "We are really pleased with being appointed by the Cultural Institute of Bonyad Museum to develop the Iranian Historical Car Museum. The recent approach of Bonyad towards the revitalisation of the Car Museum will benefit the whole area adding culture and history to the industrial zone. We hope this will be the start of new and fruitful collaboration with our client."

This project marks a very successful year for RMJM who, while celebrating their 60th anniversary, can now celebrate their first project in Iran. The historical value of the Iran Historical Car Museum means that this project aligns perfectly with RMJM's ethos. During its 60 year history, RMJM has planned and designed numerous museums worldwide including the Scottish Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Libya, the Woodhorn Northumberland Museum, the Edinburgh Castle National Museums of Scotland and the National War Museum of Scotland.

RMJM Arta-Tehran joined the RMJM family in early 2016 together with its sister studio RMJM Arta-Zurich. Their addition to the international team is a testament to RMJM's mission of nurturing a culture of collaboration worldwide that inspires, stimulates and influences the diverse family of architects for the benefit of RMJM's clients and their projects.

Led by the Managing Director, Arta Rostami Ravari, RMJM Arta Tehran's extensive experience and intrinsic local knowledge ensure the client's exact specifications remain at the forefront of every project. With a strong background in innovative architecture, RMJM Arta Tehran is recognised for its experience in museums and cultural projects

About RMJM:

Founded by Sir Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall in 1956, RMJM is one of the largest most geographically and culturally diverse architecture firms in the world, with studios across five continents and 2000 architects who collectively represent 56 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages. At RMJM, we believe we must build a strong and lasting presence in each market in which we work in order to consistently redefine international architecture. While celebrating our 60th anniversary, we continue to strive towards a new standard of design, infused with our determination to deliver international standards informed by local knowledge. Given our extensive experience, it is no surprise that RMJM boasts one of the most diverse international portfolios of built work in the global architecture industry today. Whilst our geographical presence allows us to design projects across multiple continents, the strength and depth of our design expertise allows us to demonstrate a capability in every project type. The RMJM Group is a family of architecture studios. We share knowledge, expertise and design talent, we work together to solve design problems and we are focused on consistently adding world class projects to an ever-expanding portfolio. We are RMJM.

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