Investigate urban design quality of cities entry points


  • Ahmad Ahmadi Ahmad Ahmadi MA Student of Urban Design, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Saeed Zandvakili MA in Urban Design, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Afsoon Mahdavi Faculty Member of Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic of


Entry points of cities, Environmental quality, Entrance corridors, Urban design


Entry points as one of the main components of physical and spatial structure of the city, despite the importance that have in terms of physical, functional and aesthetic with heterogeneous and incompatible land uses have turned into a detached, lacking identity and disturbed space. Historic examination of cities entrance represents changing coordinated and defined gates, towers and walls of old towns into entrance corridors with ugly buildings and old houses, repair shops, military applications, scrap car which showing an uncontrolled increase of development in today cities of the country. Adverse environmental assessment of the entry points of the city and its negative effects on residents and newcomers and the role that urban design should have in quality, visual and performance improvement of these spaces is the main objective of this research. First, the role of entrance space in traditional architecture and entrance spaces of historic cities should be considered and the relationship between performance and structure of city entrance space with the objectives of its inhabitants and the ability of this space to meet the needs of past citizens should be reviewed. Then, the entrance characteristics of several cities in hot and humid temperate climate of Iran with emphasis on aspects of tourism were reviewed and city relationship with outer space is searched. In the end according to the obtained results and some realities, criteria and operational conditions for designing entrance spaces will be offered.


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How to Cite

Ahmadi, A. ., Zandvakili, S. ., & Mahdavi, A. . (2016). Investigate urban design quality of cities entry points. Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 5(12), 524-531. Retrieved from



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