Next Generation of Parks | Watch Leila Araghian’s September 2016 presentation about the Tabiat Bridge

April 17, 2017 by Chee Xiong

Leila Araghian, Tabiat “Nature” Bridge | A Next Generation of Parks™ event, September 2016 from Minneapolis Parks Foundation on Vimeo.

Leila Araghian is the architect of the Tabiat pedestrian bridge in Tehran. Tabiat means “nature” in Persian, and Leila conceived of the structure as more of a place to wonder, wander and gather, than to cross. About 300 yards in length, the Tabiat has two restaurants, three levels for multi-seasonal enjoyment, and seamlessly integrates with ancient parks at either end. Since the bridge opened in 2014, it has become a significant destination for young people in Tehran. One visitor described it as like walking through a forest. This presentation was recorded live on September 9, 2016, and features a post-presentation interview by Minnesota Public Radio’s Marianne Combs.

The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Event Series was presented by Minnesota Public Radio and produced in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture. Additional support was provided by the Cynthia Froid Group.

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