The Museum of Digital Arts extended to Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, is nothing more than a porous wall that holds a free space in between where art works can be shown to the public. The building functions as visual background to the main building and its open structure allow new works of media arts and digital arts to be well represented.
While it is not only common but also popular for city authorities to expand an existing masterpiece, Iranian authorities did never pay enough attention to such projects. Despite its weak probability being constructed, the proposal of a new extension to well-known Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Designed by Iranian famous architect Kamran Diba, may help to open further negotiations between architects’ society and urban and cultural authorities.
The extension tries to address the new, digital distribution forms. The form of the museum resembles a giant server rack. While information exists non-physically in the server, the museum of Digital Arts suggests that images of information that is stored can be projected inside the physical space of the server. The suitable forms of this image projection are Holography and augmented reality. Both of these methods can open new design opportunities for the artists. Long decks and voids in the project help facilitate the access to different parts of the space.