Dr. Solmaz Yadollahi

Solmaz Yadollahi is a heritage architect holding a PhD in Heritage Studies with a focus on urban management.

In her DFG project Dr. Yadollahis studies the responsiveness and the capacities of the current urban heritage conservation assemblage in the context of urban development in Tehran.

From April 2012 until July 2017 she was a doctoral student and research associate at the chair of Urban Management at BTU. She studied Conservation of Historic Buildings and Urban Fabrics at University of Tehran. 2005–2012 she worked as a heritage architect in urban revitalisation projects and in heritage management projects in Iran.


Project: Assembling Iran’s Urban Heritage Conservation Policy and Practice: Problematised in Tehran



Yadollahi, S. (2020) Reflections on the past and future of urban conservation in Iran. Built Heritage 4, p. 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43238-020-00019-1

Yadollahi, S. (2019). Tracing the Identity-driven Ambitions of the Iranian Urban Conservation Apparatus. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice, pp. 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/17567505.2019.1637081

Yadollahi, S. (2017). The Iranian bazaar as a public place: a reintegrative approach and a method applied towards the case study of the Tabriz bazaar (Doctoral thesis). Brandenburg University of Technology.

Yadollahi, S., Weidner, S., & Nagler, H. (2017). A Method for Mapping the Publicity-Privacy Spectrum in an Iranian Bazaar: The Structure of the Tabriz Bazaar as a Public Place. In Spaces Of Dialogue For Places Of Dignity: Fostering the European Dimension of Planning (pp. 969–980). Lisbon.

Yadollahi, S. (2017). Prospects of Applying Assemblage Thinking for Further Methodological Developments in Urban Conservation Planning. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice, pp. 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17567505.2017.1399977

Yadollahi, S., & Weidner, S. (2017). Facilitating the Process Towards Social Sustainability: A Culture-based Method for Mapping Historic Public Places, Applied to the Example of Tabriz Bazaar, Iran. In M.-T. Albert, F. Bandarin, & A. Pereira Roders (Eds.), Going Beyond. Heritage Studies

(pp. 323–334). Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57165-2_23

Yadollahi, S. (2015). A Reflection on Methodological Approaches to Assessing and Implementing Social Sustainability in Historical Public Spaces. In M.-T. Albert, Perceptionsof sustainability in heritage studies (Vol. 4, pp. 159–172). Berlin. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110415278-014

Yadollahi, S., Weidner, S. (2014) Iranian bazaar as public space, case study of Tabriz Bazaar, in: Amoêda, R. Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Rehab 2014 – The Proceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and Structures (pp. 873–883). Tomar.

Yadollahi, S., Weidner, S. (2014) The influence of commercial modernization on public life in Iranian bazaars, Case study: Tabriz bazaar, in: Stationär und online. HANDEL IN DER STADT (pp. 20–24) Leipzig.

Hanachi, P., Yadollahi, S. (2011) Tabriz Historical Bazaar in the context of change. In: Proceedings of the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly Scientific Symposium on Heritage, driver of development (pp. 1024–1035). Paris.