Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 2012
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A
Previous Committee Decisions see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1397/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
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Previous monitoring missions
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
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Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2014
The State Party submitted a report on the state of conservation on 30 January 2014. It reports progress on the following:
The State Party has expressed its willingness to invite and host an ICOMOS advisory mission, as requested by the World Heritage Committee. The advisory mission had not taken place at the time of the preparation of this report.
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM
The State Party made efforts in undertaking the revision of the Meydan-e Atiq project, taking into consideration the structural, safety and design issues raised by the Committee. According to the current proposal no structural connection between the new galleries and the historic walls of the mosque is foreseen. Ample passage for pedestrians through the redesign of the entrance gate and the arched openings will provide suitable access to the square during major events.
Furthermore, information provided by the State Party indicates that the design of the project is appropriate to the local urban design tradition and setting of the mosque. It is recommended that the Committee welcome the progress made with the revision of the project taking into account the recommendations made its last session.
With reference to the recommendation for strengthening the protection of the buffer zone, the buffer zone has been integrated into the Isfahan Master Plan. In view of the information provided concerning urban development plan and the revitalization plan for the historic axis of Isfahan, the development, adoption and implementation of an integrated conservation and management plan is imperative, as are mechanisms for monitoring urban development. Therefore, it is recommended that the Committee request the State Party to, as a matter of urgency, to develop, adopt and implement an integrated conservation and management plan, as well as elaborating mechanisms for monitoring urban development, and to provide this information to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review.
Decision Adopted: 38 COM 7B.15
The World Heritage Committee,