Bagh-e Ferdowsi
Tehran, Iran
2001 Aga Khan Winner

Completed in 1997, the large park, bordering the northern edge of the city, was designed by Gholamreza Pasban Harat and Fahali Farnad Abozzia to respect existing features of the landscape (above). It is a place where people, especially the young, feel free, and women sometimes remove their chadors.
Photography by Robert Polidori for Metropolis