Tabriz Historical Bazaar in the context of change

Hanachi, Pirooz and Yadollahi, Solmaz (2011) Tabriz Historical Bazaar in the context of change. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

As multifunctional urban complexes, Bazaars were gradually formed to meet the demands of their developers and users. In fact, a Bazaar was a place to centralize the inter-related interests of different groups of stakeholders. A number of these Bazaars including Tabriz historical Bazaar Complex (THBC) located in Tabriz city in the north west of Iran played a momentous role in the economic and social development of the region as the hubs of international commercial and cultural exchanges. Being a commercial and social ensemble and being able to cope with and contribute to the changing world, Tabriz Historical Bazaar has served a diversity of functions to different stakeholders throughout the history. Although after being affected by the intensive political, social and economic change in the industrialization and modernization era the Bazaar continued serving its functions to different generations, its contribution to the economic and mainly social development has experienced a remarkable decrease. In order to sustain the prospective contribution of Tabriz Historical Bazaar world heritage site to the life of the contemporary society and facilitate its protection process, this work aims to provide a profound understanding of the authentic characters of the Bazaar, the root and nature of its values, and interests of people involved with it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Hanachi, Pirooz
Yadollahi, Solmaz
Languages: English
Keywords: industrialization; economic and social development; archaeological finds; economic aspects; modernization; cultural heritage; islamic republic of iran; stakeholders; bazaars; trade; historic towns; historic quarters; world heritage sites; authenticity; values; historic surveys; urbanization; REGENERATION PROJECTS
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 04. Architectural ensembles
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 14. Historic urban landscapes
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 03. Economic values of heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
UNESCO WHC Number: 1346
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 09:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 10:28
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