Regeneration of the Historical Collection of Tabriz Sahib Al-Amr Square with Approach of Revival of Historical and Cultural Identity

Proceedings of ‏The 4th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2020


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Regeneration of the Historical Collection of Tabriz Sahib Al-Amr Square with Approach of Revival of Historical and Cultural Identity

Zahra Maghsoudnia



the identity of each place is measured depending on the historical characteristics and antiquity of that place, while some of these places have suffered from many problems over time, such as wear and tear, which has diminished the historical identity of the valuable space. The identity of a city is considered one of the assets of that city. To preserve or revive the identity, various measures are taken depending on the location and characteristics of the city, which include improvement, reconstruction and renovation. In the meantime, choosing the best solution is very important. In order to enhance the declining historical identity of ancient cities, the regeneration approach has been one of the successful approaches in this field, which, looking back, seeks to modernize and meet the needs of modern life.

Regeneration is a kind of interventionist view that thinks of creating a new identity appropriate to the living conditions of the people of the present age by looking at the past and without clearing the historical identities of different periods.

In the present study, the historical complex of Sahib al-Amr Square in Tabriz has been regenerated with the approach of reviving historical and cultural identity. Today, only the name and memory of this exquisite collection remains, changes and issues throughout history caused by war and natural disasters such as devastating earthquakes in Tabriz in the past, erosion and functional destruction of historic buildings, urban street construction, and lack of contradiction of new commercial complexes with the historical context of the complex have reduced its splendor. The purpose of this study is to analyze the interventions made in the historical complex of Sahib al-Amr Square and to provide solutions for the reconstruction of this historical and cultural complex, to recognize the spatial-physical interventions made in the historical square of Sahib al-Amr, to study and recognize the reconstruction capabilities in Sahib al-Amr Square. The present research is applied objectively and it is descriptive-analytical in terms of nature and method. Also, in the research process and survey studies section, documentary and library methods will be used to collect preliminary data. Secondary data will be used by field methods such as direct reference to the considered location, face-to-face interview and using the opinions of relevant experts and specialists, and if necessary, a questionnaire will be used to collect data and information. Hierarchical analysis process method will be used to analyze the data obtained from SWOT analytical technique. What is important and the basis of the present research is the regeneration of the historical complex of Sahib Al-Amr Square in order to add to the richness of the historical and cultural identity of the city.

Keywords: Regeneration, Square, Saheb-Al-Amr, Historical and Cultural Identity, Tabriz.