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Sunday, 13 April 2014 08:52

Iran offers Wind Towers to UNESCO

Iran has presented the historical structure of Wind Towers file to the UNESCO for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list of the organization.


According to Press TV, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Mohammad Hassan Talebian announced the historical records of the structure were compiled in a file by cultural heritage experts and delivered to UNESCO last week.

The officials are hopeful that the file to be assessed at the year’s World Heritage Committee session.

Wind Towers (Wind Catcher) are considered as the remarkable ancient Iranian architecture that can be seen in the country’s eleven cities.

Designed in various forms, a wind tower is applied as a traditional element to create natural ventilation in buildings.

While central Iran always shows large diurnal temperature variation with an arid climate, the wind catcher's effectiveness had led to its routine use as a refrigerating device in the past Persian architecture.


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