About Goftogoo Park Created by hamfekran94 on 8/16/2015 10:52:50 AM
About Goft-o-Goo Park:
Goftogoo Park has been constructed in west of Tehran City within the limits of zone 2 of Tehran municipality by Tehran parks and green space organization and inaugurated in May 2003. This park is surrounded by the network bridges of Chamran & Hakim intersection in north, Javad Fazel Avenue in south, Chamran highway in east and Nasr Avenue in west.
Goftogoo Park has important role in mitigating the air pollution in the neighborhood and providing opportunity for citizens to spend their leisure time.
The land measurement of this park is 144,580 square meters, 7 hectares of which earmarked for planting 100 species of annual and perennial plants compatible with the climatic condition of the region. In this park it has been tried the best to make citizens familiar with the culture and architecture of different nations by designing parks of different styles (Persian, Japanese, English, Italian, and French).
Different spaces having different kinds of usages have given attraction to this park as a supra-regional park and draws visitors from all over the country and beyond.
The professional library of Tehran parks & green space organization which is located in Persian garden has so many professional books, instructive manuals , research projects , publications & softwares about green space in two languages (Persian & English). It is one of the important research sources for university students and experts in the green space field of study.
Health house which is located in ground floor of Persian palace building provides medical and psychiatric consultation.
Children play ground:
An equipped children play ground with a total land area of 491 square meters is in north of Central water fountain.
There are two skating rinks with total land area of 3,407 square meters in north of the Persian palace for interested individuals.
A restaurant with 1,500 square meters land area is located in the center of the park close to the pond.
Imam Hussein mosque with 170 square meters land area is located in north of the headquarters office.
This building with 150 square meters land area is located in north of the park.
There are eight water fountains in the park.
There are three restrooms with 134 square meters land area in the park.
A book shop in east of Persian palace building offers cultural products.
One of the characteristics of Goftogoo park is having different kinds of designing styles that provide the opportunity to the visitors to become aware of other countries park designing styles. This park has an instructive usage as well.
Designing & constructing gardens has a deep root in Persian culture since long time ago , and the Persian architects have been famous because of having tender nature in construction of beautiful gardens. Most of the Persian gardens follows the specific architectural style of symmetric pattern and enjoy colorful plants and flowers, many squares and rectangular ponds & water fronts with water jets inspire from artesian wells and mineral water resources. Shade trees are planted to provide shadow.
The palace (kooshk) building has been constructed at the end of the Persian garden in Goftogoo Park and reminds the Ghajar era.
Designing style of English gardens is influenced by not only Italian and French styles but also the ideas of Far East. Actually the English garden style is a combination of English and Far East styles. English garden is surrounded by hedges on the basic of the belief that “Nature is a garden as a whole”, in this line the English garden have hedges of boxes and myrtles. Beeches are planted in English gardens as well.
There are patterns in this garden style which have emphasis on asymmetry, short hedges, old trees, benefiting from modern materials and latest technology.
Vast area, many traces following architectural styles along with statues, perennial trees & shrubs, flowers on the borders and generally renaissance era styles are among characteristics of Italian gardens.
The Italian people get maximum use of small areas. Respecting symmetry is common and beautiful borders of flower plantings combined with hedges are fascinating features in Italian gardens. Sometimes the garden sits on a hill slope which causes to create steps and water flows. There is a statue of holiness Mary in the middle of Italian garden in Goftogoo park which is a gift from Franco shiraky one of the Italian artists. This statue has been installed as symbols of peace and friendship among nations. It has been planted a young tree as a friendship symbol by representatives of several embassies in Italian garden in 2005.
In French garden all the designing lines are completely orderly and squares, rectangles and other angled shapes are found. There are ponds with water jets on both sides of the main axes surrounded by pruned trees and other ornamental items designed orderly, pergolas of different land areas are among other component of French garden.
Tender nature and symbolic leaning of Japanese toward plants and nature resulted in the appearance of Japanese garden style. In this style, it is tried to establish emotive ties among natural elements which have symbolic role rather than growing lots of plants in this style. Each corner of garden is an appearance of one part of the nature. Stones have a main role in Japanese style and each carries a specific meaning. They are not burnished but rough and angled. There are mass of uni-color plants of different species between stones. Main components are stone and water (ponds, waterfalls, and streams). Sidewalks are carpeted with cobblestones. Pergolas and lanterns are other components of Japanese garden.
This garden is located in south part of the English garden and includes statue of few celebrities such as Sa’adi, Roodaki, etc.