after the recent demolition of seven of the city’s historical factories,
the Isfahan Municipality and City Council finally made plans to put an end
to the process, although some time ago they did nothing to prevent the
destruction of the Rahimzadeh Factory.
Nur-Salehi, the deputy director of the Isfahan Urban Development Office,
recently announced that the municipality has agreed to purchase the entire
site of the Risbaf historical factory, which covers an area of 65,000
the old Nahid, Rahimzadeh, Vatan, Zayandeh Rud, and New Shahreza factories
were demolished and are being replaced by tall buildings. Most of the
factories were located along the Zayandeh Rud River, which runs across the
construction could be considered a violation of riverfront zoning laws and
will increase pedestrian and automobile traffic in the Chahar Bagh area.
historical factories of Isfahan are symbols of the beginning of the
industrial era in Isfahan and Iran which combine traditional and modern
of the city’s spinning and weaving factories were constructed about
seventy years ago and designed by German architect Peter Behrens in the
style of Western industrial architecture popular at the time.
Khajuii, the director of the Preservation Department of the Isfahan
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department, has said that the factories had
a special place in the city due to their unique architecture and could
have been used for various purposes.
officials could have saved the historical buildings and made better use of
them, he added.
pollution, bankruptcy, and financial problems were some of the reasons the
factories were replaced by residential and commercial buildings.
plan to renovate and convert the buildings was proposed in 1998 by then
governor of Isfahan Engineer Jahangiri and approved.
Chahar Bagh region and its four surrounding factories were supposed to be
converted into a square named Nezam Square, but the plan was never