Iran Mall

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Coordinates: 35°45′14.21″N 51°11′28.95″E / 35.7539472°N 51.1913750°E / 35.7539472; 51.1913750

Iran Mall
Native name
بازار بزرگ ایران
(English: Grand Bazaar of Iran)
HeadquartersChitgar Lake, ,
Key people
Ali Ansari (Businessman)
OwnerAyandeh Bank

The Iran Mall (Persian: ایران مال‎) is, as of 2019, the world's largest shopping mall.[1] Parts of it are still under construction. Located in northwest Tehran by Chitgar Lake, its first of two phases opened in 2018 and occupies an area of 1.4 million square meters.[2] The first phase includes 700 shops, a 20,000 square meter hypermarket, a fashion avenue, a diamond and crystal atrium, three food courts with more than 200 restaurants, a 3,300 square meter book garden with 67,000 volumes of books and several book stores, a cinema complex with 12 IMAX cinemas as well as a state-of-the-art 2,000-seat theater, a family entertainment center with a roofed amusement park, a museum, art galleries, a permanent car showroom, an Iranian Bazaar, and three hotels including a 5-star luxury hotel with 450 rooms, a 3,000-seat conference hall, a convention center, several galleries, and meeting and banquet facilities.

The roof of the mall serves as a sports complex with long routes for hiking, cycling, and public activities. It includes 15 sports fields, tennis courts, a 12,000 square meter ice rink and swimming pools.

The remaining 550,000 square meters are to be inaugurated as part of the second phase. When the project is complete, the total area of the mall will be 1.95 million square meters.[3]

Mahan Garden[edit]

Interior view of Mahan Garden

Mahan Garden (Persian Garden) is located in the heart of Iran Mall. The concept design of Mahan Garden is to introduce it as a symbol of Persian Gardens. The large area has an 8,500 square meter roof which, for the first time in Iran, is covered by ETFE foil. ETFE foil paneling consists of pneumatic cushions consisting of between two and five layers of a modified copolymer Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene. The ETFE foil is extruded into thin films and supported in an aluminum perimeter extrusion [4].