The role of open and semi-open space on social interactions during the coronavirus pandemic (Case study: Bamland of Tehran)

Document Type : Case Study


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Iranian University Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Civil, Architecture and Art, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associated Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Civil, Architecture and Art, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


In general, urban spaces and environments should be designed in such a way to increase social interactions at different stages. One of the most important consequences of Iran today is the spread of the Corona virus, which has led to the suspension of social interactions in the society. In this effect, it is expected that the urban space will be reproduced in a relatively different way, and in this reproduction, the relations between the centers of activity, residence and space will be transformed, and it will reproduce a new behavior. The main purpose of this research is to investigate the role of open and semi-open space on the quality of social interactions of people during the Corona pandemic. The method of collecting information was library and field research. The tool used to collect the necessary information was a questionnaire. Daily visitors to Bamland are 500 on average and according to Cochran's formula, the sample size was 310 and the questionnaire was randomly distributed among the people, at last, 210 questionnaires were included in the analysis process. According to the findings, due to the linear design and greater connection of the complex with open and semi-open spaces, it has been able to continue its existence in the era of Corona, and according to the surveys, the attitude, spatial layout and open and semi-armed spaces, the arrangement of the spaces next to each other, have an effect It has a direct effect on how spaces are used and expresses meaningful social relationships.


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