In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Association For Environmental Assessment (IAEA)

Document Type : Science - Research


azad univercity


Hamedan has a long history in the urbanization of Iran, has a relatively large and worthwhile bazaar place in the center of the traditional texture of the city.Considering the Importance of the Whole of architecture and the creation of living and living spaces, Christopher Alexander's living centers theory explores the pattern of living . Addressing how to create living urban spaces is an Integrated whole of the need for today's architecture and urbanization. The purpose of this research is to compare the physical vitality of traditional Hamedan bazaar based on the theory of Alexander's living centers. The questions of this research are: What is the physical structure of the traditional Hamdan bazaar consistent with Alexander's theory? What are the comparisons of the studied cases based on Alexander's theory? The Statistical Society of the research is the traditional bazaar of Hamedan city and selected samples of Golshan and Mirza Kazem saraa with the aim of evaluating and analyzing the descriptive method with qualitative approach. The method of data collection is a library and field research, and its indicators are integrated with the concepts of integrated universality and strong centers in the form of 15 interrelated features of the theory of living centers. The results of the research confirm that the traditional Hamedan bazaar is consistent with the characteristics of this theory, and Golshan's camp has the highest symmetry, contradiction, echo, and integrity of the physical life of Mirza Kazem. .


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