WIT Press

A Report On The Potentialities Of Restoration And Revitalization Of The Historical Village Of Meymand, Iran


Free (open access)





Page Range

389 - 399




1077 kb

Paper DOI



WIT Press


M. Mangeli & A. Sattaripour


Considering the importance of conservation and in recognition of historical places we are going to explain the potential of revitalization of Meymand, while presenting its architecture in generalities. These potentials will be examined in a rural and single-unit architecture scale through applying models. This case study has been made as a field study report. Using previous studies available in Meymand’s cultural heritage base archive, interviewing different people, taking photographs, collecting related information from the village, and processing and gathering them, have been done in order to conduct this study. The whole fabric of Meymand has been examined with regard to general characteristics, understanding different periods of development, and components and elements of the units. The only way to revitalize this village in a correct way is to recover its proper economy and to restore all of its residential units and its past culture in a new form. Reorganizing the fabric of Meymand depends on solving the problems related to its fabric with the least intervention. Keywords: Meymand, revitalization, restoration, conservation, sustainable development, dig architecture, architecture knowledge. 1 Introduction Meymand is one of the historical villages of Iran. It is unique in terms of cultural and structural features both nationally and internationally. Its fabric, architectural


Meymand, revitalization, restoration, conservation, sustainabledevelopment, dig architecture, architecture knowledge.