Jalali Castle Complex in Kashan - Iran

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Why is this case relevant?

The Ghaleh Jalali citadel around Kashan was built in 11 century for defending purposes towards enemies. This complex had a significant role in the safety of the city during the history. During the time the city grows also out of the walls, but around the Jalali complex pasture land and also greenery started to be dominated.

Nowadays Jalali citadel plays a significant role in the surrounding landscape. First of all the

1- Mud structure of the walls has a huge impact on the surrounding area. 2- Second it an iconic element in the surrounding landscape 3- Also despite the contrary between agricultural land and the physical features and the identity of these walls gardens and agricultural part began to be dominated around and inside of this area.

Which idea of ‘design with nature’ guides the design concept of this site?

Jalali citadel has an iconic and important role in the surrounding landscape, but there are no maintained strategies about this wall, so erosion and incompatible functions are destroying the castle and the surrounding environment.

Which challenges is this landscape facing?

  • Here you discuss the types of negative impact you are observing but you can also mention new functions that could give a development opportunity

What would be your strategy for improvement?

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