Investigating the Influential Components in Urban Furniture Design and a Case Study of Urban Furniture of Ganjnameh Park in Hamedan

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


The The first thing that catches a person's eye when they enter the city and expand their vision is the appearance of the city. All the components of the city exist in it, including the facades of buildings, furniture and urban furniture, and urban spaces. One of the organizing factors or vice versa is creating disorder in urban and natural spaces — artificial and non-artificial spaces—, designing, selecting, and putting together the urban furniture, which is considered the most important landscaping element in such spaces. Urban furniture can be examined from different perspectives, but the most prominent definitions in this regard are the following. Urban furniture includes sitting areas (benches, chairs, etc.), lights, trash cans, bus stations, bicycle and motorcycle stations, press kiosks, sales, etc. Signboards, billboards, fences and poles, sculptures, telephone and electricity substations, mailboxes, canal and net valves, flooring, flower pots, fountains, etc. according to the theorists such as Kevin Lynch, Gibbons, Oberholster, Pakzad, etc. who consider the role of urban elements in identifying and integrating space and preventing visual disturbance, and believe that urban furniture, which is well placed in defined spaces, can give identity to the space and find its identity from it. In this article, an attempt has been made to briefly point out the components affecting the design of urban furniture, and finally, on a case-by-case basis, a part of the urban furniture of Ganjnameh Park in Hamedan has been examined.


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