Iran Historical Car Museum

Iran Historical Car Museum, New Iranian Architecture by RMJM Arta-Tehran, Images

Iran Historical Car Museum, Tehran

Contemporary Architecture in Iran for Cultural Institute of Bonyad Museums – design by RMJM Architects

8 Jun 2017 + 30 Aug 2016

The National Car Museum of Iran

Design: RMJM Arta-Tehran

Location: 20km west of Tehran, Iran

RMJM Arta Tehran Appointed Interior Designer for the Iran Historical Car Museum

The Cultural Institute of Bonyad Museum has selected RMJM Arta Tehran to provide the interior design for the Iran Historical Car Museum. The studio, appointed as architectural consultant for the Museum in August 2016, is now leading the development of the entire project which covers a 22,000 square metre site.

Iran Historical Car Museum

Situated approximately 20km west of the capital city, Tehran, the Iran Historical Car Museum currently houses one of the largest and most valuable car collections in the region, comprising sports cars, limousines, motorcycles and carriages owned by the last Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty, Mohammad Reza Shah.

Iran Historical Car Museum

RMJM’s concept for the interior design of the Museum seeks to create an atmosphere where the cars on display are seen as historical emblems. The linear corridors designed along the display paths function as transitional spaces, transforming the Museum into a place where visitors can experience the passing of the time and witness how the present follows the past.

Iran Historical Car Museum

The Car Museum will also have wider benefits for the area where it’s located, adding a sense of culture and history to the industrial zone. For this reason, RMJM Arta Tehran is currently collaborating with curator and art expert Peter Fisher, Director of the Paul Klee Centre in Bern between 2001 and 2016 and, prior to that, Director of the Art Museum of Lucerne. Mr Fisher is deeply active in the lively and diverse art scene in Iran, developing projects of mutual exchange between Iranian and European art.

Iran Historical Car Museum

Arta Rostami Ravari, Managing Director of RMJM Arta Tehran, will serve as lead architect on the project and has expressed her delight at the announcement: “You can feel a temporal atmosphere which makes the past alive. The historical cars are manifested as living cultural events which will have significance for visitors. By experiencing their own living past, the visitors may set boundaries for future hopes. The whole design process for historizing the visitors aims to bring the past alive in the present. I think this be the way for many projects over the coming years in this country. We are linked inextricably to the past even as we move forward with new technology and design processes. Architecture in Iran has the chance to offer the best of both worlds.”

Iran Historical Car Museum

Iran Historical Car Museum in Tehran

RMJM Arta-Tehran appointed to design Iran Historical Car Museum

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.

Image of past RMJM museum project – Woodhorn Colliery Visitor Centre & Archive , Ashington Museum, Northumberland, North East England:
RMJM Museum Building
Woodhorn Museum – image: Keith Hunter

Iran Historical Car Museum images / information received 300816

RMJM on e-architect


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Iranian Architecture

Iran Architecture Designs – chronological list

Iranian Architecture News

Iranian Architecture

Asara Villa in Karaj

Safavieh History Museum Ardabil

The Ramp House, Astalak, Tehran
Design: Jastudio and Afshin Farzin
Ramp House Tehran
photograph from architects

Ramp House Tehran

Restaurant of University of Sistan & Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran
Design: New Wave Architecture
University Restaurant Zahedan
picture from architects

University Restaurant Zahedan

Vali-Asr Commercial Office Building
Design: Kelvan
Vali Asr Office Building
photograph from FD

Iranian Office Building – ‘World’s Best Office Building’ 2010




Website: Cultural Institute of Bonyad Museums

Paykar bonyan panel factory,, Parand industrial city, northwest Iran
Design: ARAD
Iranian factory building
photo : Ali Daghigh

Iranian factory : World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 Finalist

Iran International Trading Center of Carpet
Design: New Wave Architecture
Iran International Trading Center of Carpet
picture from architects

Ayatollah Boroujerdi Square, Boroujerd
Design: Daneshgar Architects
Ayatollah Boroujerdi Square
image from architect

Boroujerdi Square

Tehran Design Competition

Dubai Architecture

Qatar Building

RMJM on e-architect

Website: Niloofar Niksar Iran

Comments / photos for the Iran Historical Car Museum page welcome

Iran Historical Car Museum Building

Website: RMJM