At the meeting of the National Registration Committee of Historical Monuments of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the board picked seven buildings. Their files were prepared by a group of volunteers for the board to discuss.
National Registration Committee approved some of these buildings as valuable and national constructions. The cooperation between the cultural heritage ministry is very important here.
According to ISNA, Amir Hossein Rad, an architect, and architectural researcher said: “About a year ago, a group of buildings were presented to the members of the committee and asked them, with the help of professors of architecture and cultural heritage, to pay more attention to these buildings.”
One of the activities of this volunteer group is to cooperate with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to prepare National Registration Committee to register buildings that represent contemporary architecture in Tehran.
Rad who is a member of the volunteer group for preparing national registration files, continued: “In total, we have prepared 18 files for which two registration sessions have been held.”
In the first session, four files prepared by the volunteer group were nationally registered. In the July 12 session, out of the 11 files we submitted, seven files were nationally registered by the National Registration Committee. Four other buildings were recognized as valuable.
This researcher of contemporary architecture in Tehran explained about the nationally registered buildings: Asia Cinema by Houshang Seyhoun, House on Keshavarz Boulevard by Abkar Bridge, House on Si-e Tir, Kaveh building in Topkhaneh Square, Beethoven House on Mirzai Shirazi Street, Giv Primary School from the leading Zoroastrian schools, and Al-Ghadir Mosque by Jahangir Mazlum.
The National Registration Committee is in charge of prosecuting cases that professionals offer. If the case fits the category of the committee, the board will label them as national buildings, and then the ministry of cultural heritage has to take measures to protect and preserve them.