To get to Pardis mini-city, one must drive 50 kilometres east from Tehran on the Tehran-Pardis high-way 77. Between the rural district of Jajroud and the Technology Park, there is a vast landscape full of concrete grey and white tower block protruding from the ground. In terms of pedestrian accessibility, walking in and out of this site is nearly impossible. It is necessary to own a personal vehicle for transportation. Before entering the site, one must pass through a tunnel, indicating that prior to the start of construction, a dynamite explosion was used to clear the way and create a link between the site and the main road. This emphasises the tower block’s remoteness and accessibility. As the area’s characteristic topography consists of a chain of hills that form a continuous elevated crest, the terrain on which these tower blocks are expanding has an underlying visual effect on the landscape. Accessing the grocery stores, schools, and other public facilities is nearly impossible for most residents without the use of a car. The only shopping area is roughly in the centre of the site, and due to the lack of pedestrian walkways, shopping is inconvenient for those who live outside of the centre.
As previously stated, the Pardis complex has been directed and managed by Kuzu Group (a Turkish company) since January 2010 to the present (Kuzu Grup Blog). The plan includes 76 schools, 31 sports facilities, 17 mosques, 7 health care centres, 7 cultural centres, and 3 public parks, according to the Kuzu Group website. However, nearly ten years after the Pardis project began construction, there is still no evidence of greenery, public transportation, a children's playground, or public parks. It is clear that the project’s design and housing architecture do not represent any new architectural innovation in terms of accessibility, ecological concerns, and sustainable housing in relation to climate and environmental conditions. For example, it has been stated that up to 200,000 housing units in Pardis Phase 11 are affected by a lack of access to water, heating, and sewage systems (Messy Nessy Chic Blog).