Hossein Amanat in front of the Azadi Tower
|Born||1942 (age 71–72)
|Practice||Amanat Architect / Arc Design International Corp.|
Hossein Amanat (Persian: حسین امانت , born 1942) is an Iranian-Canadian architect. He is best known for being the architect of the Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran, and the Bahá'í Arc buildings in Haifa, Israel. He is a Bahá'í.
As a young graduate from the University of Tehran he won a nationwide competition in 1966 to design the Shahyad Tower, renamed the Azadi Tower. This first architectural project led to the opportunity to create some of Iran's most distinctive projects with reference to traditional Persian architecture. Amongst them are the initial buildings of the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran., the Persian Heritage Center, the Faculty for Business Management of the Tehran University and the Embassy of Iran in Beijing, China. As a member of the persecuted Bahá'í Faith, Amanat fled the country during the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Since moving to Canada in 1980, Hossein Amanat, designed the three administrative buildings on the Bahá'í Arc in Haifa, Israel, the Bahá'í House of Worship in Samoa., the Jiang’an Library for the Sichuan University, the media library for the Beijing Broadcasting Institute. He designed religious and cultural centers for the Bahá'í Faith near Dallas, Texas, Seattle and Washington, D.C., several multifamily condominiums in Santa Monica, California, and mixed-use high-rise buildings in San Diego, California and Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
- 2001 American Concrete Institute Award
- 1995 Excellence in Building Design, Marble from Greece Competition
- 1985 Tucker Award for Architectural Excellence
- 1975 Royal Pahlavi Medal for Design
- 1971 Medal of Art - Iranian Ministry of Education
The Seat of the International Teaching Centre
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
Jiang'an Library at the Sichuan University, China
- Bahá'í community of Canada. "Hossein Amanat". Archived from the original on Oct 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- Hossein Amanat's official website. "Shahyad Monument". Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- Hossein Amanat's official website. "Aryamehr University". Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- "Tehran's Azadi Tower, witness to history, victim of neglect". Reuters. 20 February 2013.
- "Royal welcome at jubilee gathering in Samoa". Bahá'í World News Service. 2004-11-30. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- Todd, Douglas (2001-05-21). "2 B.C. architects designed new world centre for Baha'i faith". Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
- "Northern Virginia Bahá'í Center Opens Its Door". 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
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