Interior Design of Shora Hall (Takht–e-Soleiman Musuem International Heritage Monument)

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Interior Design of Shora Hall (Takht–e-Soleiman Musuem International Heritage Monument)

Design process:

Completed construction in chieftain period in the 7th century

Destroyed construction in contemporary era (First Layer)

Restoration of the historic building and adding brick walls and truss ceiling in the 80th decade (Second Layer)

Reconstruction of some lost parts of the building from the chieftain period including ceiling and pillars (Third Layer)

Pulling some surfaces of the façade and ceiling for some function like showcases and secretor’s an expert’s desk.

Opening the inner surface of the building in order to representing more from the first and second layer.

Policies and general rules for changing the functional purpose of the council hall to gallery for art pieces

Restoration and reconstruction is one the useful intervention methods for the historical contexts and buildings which is a continuous and conscious action for renovation, preventing from erosion and enhancing the lifetime of the building. Restoration of historic buildings is an action which evokes it to the initial form, with the modern or traditional materials and based on historical and scientific evidences and documents, it will takes into reconstruction some lost parts of the building. The purpose of reconstruction is to preserve the buildings and art pieces with all their aesthetical aspects and defines the accurate perception of them.

In the project of changing the council hall to the gallery, the second method which is the reconstruction of old heritage is considered. It means bringing the exterior surface used modern materials such as metal and glass, next to the old architectural layer. So that the difference between these two layers is so apparent for the observer.

The present council hall has two architectural layer. The first refers to chieftain period in 7th century. The new and second layer is joined to the structure containing a brick wall covering the old stone wall. Metal truss carries the ceiling with metal piles.


  • Category

    • Cultural & Historical
  • Client

    • West Azerbaijan Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization
  • Location

    • Takab, Iran
  • Area

    • 4000   M2
  • Design Team

    • Designer:
    • Reza Mafakher
    • Reza Najafian
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    • Design Associate:
    • Foruzan Vahdati
    • Mohammad Hamzeloie
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