The idea of ​​”Culture and Technology Lab” is a spatial and functional platform that is formed based on the link between the three concepts of innovation, culture and knowledge-based economy in order to provide the opportunity to grow and develop problem-oriented ideas raised in co-creation. Also, this spatial platform provides the basis for expanding the concept of innovative activities and attracting local groups and creative teams at the city level.

In the workshop, the characteristics and advantages of the three concepts of innovation, economy and culture are concretely expressed in the form of designing a functional space suitable for the active ecosystem in the field of innovation, and a suitable platform for socio-cultural and economic interactions of the creative society is provided. The connection between the three elements of technology, culture and knowledge-based economy is realized simultaneously when the activity space of citizens is not considered as a physical product, but forms a corridor of interactive activities.
This means that the citizens in the camp are placed in a space where, in addition to focusing on their professional activities, they are involved in cultural and social side activities on the one hand, and on the other hand, they provide the context for cultural and economic activities for the surrounding residents.

Therefore, the workshop includes:

  • A platform for the establishment and growth of ideas resulting from the process of urban co-creation
  • The activity space in the field of technology,
  • interactive spaces between activists inside the camp and surrounding residents,
  • Service spaces for users and
  • Cultural spaces for surrounding neighborhoods.

The creativity and innovation of the workshop is in how to establish and functionally link these spaces with each other. What forms the basis of the idea of ​​planning and designing the laboratory is the concept of “pests”. Each “Afe” as a space is affected by the above three features and the collection of Afes together create the Iranian culture and technology laboratory, which is called “Afa” for short. The concept and dimensions of each “disaster” are presented in the figure below.

Chapters describing the services related to the planning and design of the urban training center:

  • Urban zoning studies based on socio-cultural, economic and technological indicators and determining a suitable place to establish a training center (location studies)
  • Developing a strategic and operational plan for the creation of an urban laboratory
  • Compilation of the operation plan and management organization of the urban laboratory
  • Architectural design of the urban laboratory
  • Environmental and visual design (creating a visual identity) for an urban laboratory
  • Behavioral and anthropological studies and development of a functional program in an urban laboratory

Expected outputs:

  • Providing specialized and management consulting in the field of creating an urban laboratory
  • Specialized document in the field of planning of urban institute
  • Specialized document in the field of operation of urban laboratory
  • Specialized document in the field of architectural design of urban institute
  • The specialized document of branding and visual identity of Amayashah Shahri
  • The specialized document of the culture-based functional program in the urban institute