Volume 21, Issue 2 (12-2011)                   IJAUP 2011, 21(2): 86-94 | Back to browse issues page

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Shohada (Sepah) avenue in Qazvin, a historic city, is a part of Safavid era infrastructure of the city. It connects various important cites and poles like Jame' mosque, Imamzadeh Hosein, Dowlat-Khaneh and the Traditional Bazaar complex to one another. This axis in KhomarTashi, in Kabir Jame' mosque - preservation and restoration of Jame' mosque complex as principle core of the city which is engraved in Kufi epigraph under the mosque's dome, is located on the western side of this avenue. This is a valid document that shows neighborhood organization of a Saljuqi city. This epigraph describes management terms of the city, income resource and has references on civil society with shared responsibilities like a covenant. Sepah Avenue has a pivotal role in this historic context and is remnant of pre-Safavid era. Therefore, studying its historical evolution is necessary to define its position in contemporary historic city. This article contains direct findings of a research accomplished by the authors in a field study in Sepah Avenue and evaluates restoration and revitalization goals of Sepah Avenue.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Architectural Engineering
Received: 2012/01/15