German Embassy, Tehran, Iran

Customer: Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Bonn

Architect: Schuster Architekten, Düsseldorf

Net costs, building services €: 4,152,000.00

Project period: 2009 until 2010

Sevices: Planning LPh 1-3, sanitary systems, sprinkler systems, heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems, cooling systems, electrical and telecommunication systems, conveyance systems

Renovation of chancellery I section, and construction of a new visa office

The existing chancellery I section is located on a federally (German-) owned property at Ferdovsi Ave. 324, in Tehran (Iran). The building, which was erected between 1935 and 1940, is divided into a) a two-story main section and b) single-story wings on either side of the main section.

 In the first phase of the work, the new building, with visa office and other organizational units, is to be built. Then, the embassy‘s staff will be temporarily relocated and the chancellery I section will be completely renovated. In light of the building‘s chancellery and visa functions, a need was seen for key systems to be able to function autonomously as well. To that end, plans call for integration of a multi-fuel boiler (oil/gas), a water-storage system and an emergency generator that can power key systems within the building.


The system‘s HVAC systems include fan-coil units that help cool the facility in summer. Various areas within the building are to be equipped with a mechanical ventilation system that also meets part of the facility‘s cooling requirements. Rooftop areas are to be partially covered with a photovoltaic system.

Also as a result of the facility‘s chancellery and visa functions, special requirements with regard to secure telecommunications and overall security apply. The first phase of the work will comprise the construction of the new visa office. During the subsequent conversion and renovation of the chancellery I section, it will be possible to have the embassy remain open for business. During that phase, a number of interim measures, especially with regard to energy supply systems, will be required.

Image: © ZWP Ingenieur-AG | Drawings: © Schuster Architekten, Düsseldorf