Evaluating Architecture and Urbanism Regulations in Establishing High Buildings (Case study: Hamadan City)

Amir Rahmani, Mohsen Ghorbankhani, Mahshad Biglarkhani, Mahnaz Akbari, Fatemeh Moeinifar
2014 European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences   unpublished
High buildings in modern cities are always one of effective cases in urban scene. Semiotic, aesthetic, identity and legibility of environment are researchable aspects of high buildings in urban face but despite important effects of these buildings in cities, their absence is always felt in urban macro decisions and their effects on Hamadan urban scene are always felt. Nevertheless, regulations related to these buildings in most cities of world have very widespread dimensions that include
more » ... stage of justifying design, evaluating environmental and visual effects, project design, approval steps and accurate implementation plans but in Iran' cities including Hamadan, these regulations are very primary. Valuable works of city regarding historical, semiotics, architecture and other factors should not be compromised by high buildings. With locating of high buildings in suitable part of the city, we can use them as urban signs. This research tries to improve architecture criteria and urbanism criteria in establishing high buildings. This is an analytical-comparative research and library research and has used pictures and field studies for more examination and SWOT analysis is used. Findings show that current high buildings in Hamadan are located from Bu-Ali Square toward west and south to Eram Boulevard and People Park, sparingly. Therefore, because urban city in this part of the city is more suitable than other parts, tendency to build higher building is higher in this part of city.