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Hooshmand Alizadeh

Hooshmand Alizadeh

Academic rank: Associate Professor
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 22978245100
Faculty: Faculty of Art and Architecture
Address: Dept. of Urban planning and design Faculty of Art and Architecture University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Boulevard Sanandaj, 6617715175
Phone: 08733666771


Geophysical Setting and Urban form
Geophysical setting, urban form, Historic core, Sanandaj
Researchers Hooshmand Alizadeh


From ‘the concept of place which implies an inside and an outside character, as integral parts of existence’, it is clear that the city in itself is meaningless to be imagined without the scale of its regional space within which it was given more of its character (Norberg-Schulz 1971: 20). It means that the natural elements are the primary components of the given, and the city, the positive shape of space, is defined in its geographical terms. Considering this leading point, the historic core of Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province located in west part of Iran, within its macro and micro geographical settings, is examined through document analysis, observation of existing built form of the city and its natural context, and analytical drawings to discover the nature of the interaction between both environments (man-made and natural) and to identify the features of the city that responded to the character of the natural landscape. It presents evidences of how people related to the nature and how the main features of the city were shaped on the basis of ideas stemming from nature's order.