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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty - 04 September 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty - 04 September 2023 - Page 3

Spend ’Art Evenings’ on Tabiat Bridge of Tehran

Craft artists gather on Tabiat Bridge (Nature Bridge), located in the Abbas Abad district of Tehran, Thursdays and Fridays, to participate in an event named “Art Evenings”.
During the event launched on Aug. 24, artists show how their works of art in various fields are created, according to IRNA.
On the opening day, embroidery artisans exhibited their works for four hours.
On the second day, 21 craftspeople engaged in woodworking showcased their handmade works. Tabi’at Bridge is the largest pedestrian overpass in Iran. The 270-meter (890 ft.) bridge connects two public parks — Taleghani Park and Ab-o-Atash Park — by spanning Modarres Expressway, one of the main highways in northern Tehran.
The bridge was designed by Diba Tensile Architecture (Leila Araghian and Alireza Behzadi). It has won several awards, including the Popular Choice Prize for Highways & Bridges from the Architizer A+ Awards, a global architectural competition based in New York. Also the bridge won the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (from Bangladesh) for its exemplary approach to an infrastructure project, “a breath of fresh air” according to the award jury.
Not only does the bridge connect two parks, but it is a popular gathering place for the community in its seating areas and restaurants, serving as a place for people to spend some time, rather than just pass through. Some have described walking on the bridge as feeling like walking through a forest, a place of positive energy where they can come to reenergize.
Four million people visited the bridge the first year it was opened, on October 12, 2014.


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