• Yazd Workshop on Earthen Architecture, 2019

    First International Workshop on Earthen Architecture , World Heritage City of Yazd: Conservation Problems and Challenges (10th to 16th February ,Yazd, IRAN)

  • Workshop on Earthen Architecture, Yazd,IRAN, 2019

    with certificate

  • Yazd Conference on Earthen Architecture, 2019

    International Conference of the World Heritage City of Yazd: Potentials and Challenges of Historic Cities

  • Themes

    T1. Conservation and development in historic cities
    T2. Conservation principles for earthen architecture preservation
    T3. Local know-how in earthen architecture production
    T4. Structural reinforcement of earthen architecture and urban fabric
    T5. Mitigation of Natural and Man-made disasters in earthen historic cities
    T6. Sustainable development in earthen historic cities

The Historic city of Yazd was inscribed on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii) and (v) during 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Krakow, Poland, from 2 to 12 July 2017. Hence, the world community once more confirmed the importance of this historic city as a unique exceptional testimony to a living cultural tradition and an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement which is representative of human interaction with the environment.

Yazd historic city is considered to be a significant stage in the evolution course of the earth and the world; transporting water by means of Qanat and using the soil of the same region to construct buildings specifically for the same place is among the outstanding characteristics of Yazd, demonstrating utilization of resources as well as creativeness in architecture.

Furthermore the city’s landscape, badgirs(wind carchers) domes ,  gozars  (walkways) ,  sabats,  tekiehshusseiniehs (religious places) and cisterns have all contributed toward crafting an exceptional and harmonious ensemble with the region’ environment. Inscription of the historic city of Yazd doubled the Yazdis’s sense of belonging to Yazd, instigating them all to increasingly do as much as they could through various activities in order to present the values of this important site nationally and internationally.

Organising cultural events, such as conferences and workshops at national and international levels, is among important the tools in this regard. Of course, it should be reminded that ICOMOS, along with various other relevant national and international bodies, organised two international conferences in Yazd in 1972 and 1976 in order to further understand the values of the earthen architecture and disseminate them to the world.  Years later the 9th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture (Terra 2003) was successfully held in Yazd, in Dolatabad Garden (now a world heritage site), from 29th November to 2nd December 2003.

Now, with the Historic City of Yazd becoming universal, it is decided that two following cultural events:

  1. First International Workshop on the Earthen Architecture , World Heritage City of Yazd: Conservation Problems and Challenges (10th to 16th February 2019,Yazd, Iran)
  2. First International Conference of the World Heritage City of Yazd: Potentials and Challenges of Historic Cities.

be held in Yazd so that while benefiting from the opinions and experiences of national and international experts in the field of earthen architecture, a forum could also be formed in order to discuss and survey various scientific, cultural and technical aspects of mud brick and earthen architecture.

Yazd, with all its beauties, marvels, and appeals is ready to host you.

Therefore, I am pleased to be able to invite all national and international experts to enhance these two events with their participation.

Rasool Vatandust

Yazd is designed by inspiration, patterened by love, cared by history and bred by soil, so that a city be created with its feet on earth and its face toward the sky.

It is a pleasure that the World Heritage City of Yazd, the city of earthen houses, land of co-existence between noble people and water and sun and soil and humanity’s enduring heritage, is once again the host of the world scholars, scientists and devotees of earthen architecture and town planning.

The mudbrick conference is amongst the most valid universal events about the adobe and earthen architecture the foundation stone of which was laid in the historic city of Yazd years ago; and today, the reunion of that child with this origin is a treasured opportunity that we hope will be benefitted from with nobility.

Mojtaba Farahmand

The Historic city of Yazd was inscribed on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii) and (v) during 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee held in Krakow, Poland, from 2 to 12 July 2017. Hence, the world community once more confirmed the importance of this historic city as a unique exceptional testimony to a living cultural tradition and an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement which is representative of human interaction with the environment.

Yazd historic city is considered to be a significant stage in the evolution course of the earth and the world; transporting water by means of Qanat and using the soil of the same region to construct buildings specifically for the same place is among the outstanding characteristics of Yazd, demonstrating utilization of resources as well as creativeness in architecture.

Furthermore the city’s landscape, badgirs(wind carchers) domes ,  gozars  (walkways) ,  sabats,  tekiehshusseiniehs (religious places) and cisterns have all contributed toward crafting an exceptional and harmonious ensemble with the region’ environment. Inscription of the historic city of Yazd doubled the Yazdis’s sense of belonging to Yazd, instigating them all to increasingly do as much as they could through various activities in order to present the values of this important site nationally and internationally.

Organising cultural events, such as conferences and workshops at national and international levels, is among important the tools in this regard. Of course, it should be reminded that ICOMOS, along with various other relevant national and international bodies, organised two international conferences in Yazd in 1972 and 1976 in order to further understand the values of the earthen architecture and disseminate them to the world.  Years later the 9th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture (Terra 2003) was successfully held in Yazd, in Dolatabad Garden (now a world heritage site), from 29th November to 2nd December 2003.

Now, with the Historic City of Yazd becoming universal, it is decided that two following cultural events:

  1. First International Workshop on the Earthen Architecture , World Heritage City of Yazd: Conservation Problems and Challenges (10th to 16th February 2019,Yazd, Iran)
  2. First International Conference of the World Heritage City of Yazd: Potentials and Challenges of Historic Cities (16thto 19th February 2019, Yazd, Iran).

be held in Yazd so that while benefiting from the opinions and experiences of national and international experts in the field of earthen architecture, a forum could also be formed in order to discuss and survey various scientific, cultural and technical aspects of mud brick and earthen architecture.

Yazd, with all its beauties, marvels, and appeals is ready to host you.

Therefore, I am pleased to be able to invite all national and international experts to enhance these two events with their participation.

Upon successful completion of the workshop certificates will be handed to the participants.

Yazd is designed by inspiration, patterened by love, cared by history and bred by soil, so that a city be created with its feet on earth and its face toward the sky.

It is a pleasure that the World Heritage City of Yazd, the city of earthen houses, land of co-existence between noble people and water and sun and soil and humanity’s enduring heritage, is once again the host of the world scholars, scientists and devotees of earthen architecture and town planning.

The mudbrick conference is amongst the most valid universal events about the adobe and earthen architecture the foundation stone of which was laid in the historic city of Yazd years ago; and today, the reunion of that child with this origin is a treasured opportunity that we hope will be benefitted from with nobility.

Mojtaba Farahmand

ProfessorIndustrial Engineering DepartmentYazd University

  • Born in 1965 in Yazd, a historical city at the heart of Iran.
  • Qualifications: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, both from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran. PhD in Quality    Management from School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering,University of Birmingham, England.
  • Academic Experience: Involved in research, consultancy, and lectureship since 1987.
  • Areas of specialty: Quality Engineering/Management, Productivity, Knowledge Management Systems.
Dr. Mohammad Saleh Oliahttp://www.owlia.ir/
  • November 23- 2018

    Registration

    November 23- 2018

  • December 28 - 2018

    Registration Deadline

    December 28 - 2018

  • December 31 - 2019

    Announcement of selected participants

    December 31 - 2019

  • February 9 - 2019

    Final Registration

    February 9 - 2019

  • February 11 - 2019

    Official Opening

     

    February 11 - 2019

  • February 11 - 2019

    Start of workshop in Yazd

     

    February 11 - 2019

  • February 13 - 2019

    Start of workshop in Fahraj

     

    February 13 - 2019

  • February 16 - 2019

    Closing session - Handing out of the Certificates

     

    February 16 - 2019