Providing Thermal Comfort in Tourist Walkways (Case Study : Bypass Located at the Contour between Vakil Bazaar (market), Karim Khan Zand Castle and Pars Museum)

Document Type : Original Paper


1 M.A., Department of Architecture Management, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran.

2 Young Researchers and Elites Club, Beyza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Beyza, Iran.


The design of tourist walkways and developments of strategies for more prolonged presence of people at ancient
contextures are considered as vivid multiple procedures in protecting of contexture, tour guiding and urban
sustainability. Shading in open spaces and pathways, especially in tourist areas, is one of the most important factors
in providing the thermal comfort perception. So in innovation of architectural shading samples, some strategies and
variable sunshades are needed by consideration of climate changes in any specified area and the changes of the sun
position in the sky during days and different times of the year, alternately. This study analyzes the proportion of the
thermal comfort in one of the tourist paths of the Zandieh complex located in Shiraz. This path lacks the appropriate
function based on the researches by the thermal comfort means, so identifying a path and an appropriate place pause
concerning climate conditions, environment, bed and contexture of specified area, presents you a suitable and effective
pattern of a sunshade for the mentioned path, towards urban sustainability. This research is carried out by practical and
scientific method of descriptive and bottom-up type. New hypothesis are generated from collected data. Data collection
is based on library and metrical method.


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