Vernacular climate of the Pirshaghi settlement

Historical analysis

Pirshagi settlement, which is believed to be founded in the 17th century, was formed due to multi-stage settlement. Initially, the settlement took place near the Caspian coast. This is evidenced by the location of ancient baths, hunting, and water wells. Also, taking into account the promised products of the sea, the vector of the initial settlement towards the Caspian Sea indicates the fishing tradition of the aboriginal population. Over time, strong north winds covered the area, forcing the people to move south.

Social and anthropological background

The population of Pirshagi has traditionally been engaged in fishing and horticulture. Due to its natural conditions, fish farms formed the basis of the economy. Horticulture is one of the oldest branches of the Pirshagi economy. In this area, which does not have an irrigation system, mainly orchards and melons have been planted. According to the climate and natural conditions, mainly grape, fig, mulberry, and fragrant trees have been planted here. Pirshagi grapes and figs were very famous.

Within the framework of the landscaping project, it will contribute to the review of the historical employment and lifestyle of the population, the formation of a sustainable social environment.

Functional zoning

The proposed project focuses on the functional and volume-compositional solution of four different types of public spaces that may be characteristic of the settlement from different parts of Pirshagi. Three of the districts are located along Ajdar Malikov Street and form a continuous green strip, while the other was selected in one of the alleys and serves as a prototype for the neighborhoods. Read more about those areas:

Transport-circulation solutions

Taking into account the contradictions created by the car dominant both on the roads and in public areas, we have focused on reducing that dominance in the transport solution. Therefore, pedestrian and bicycle lanes have been added to the road construction scheme. In addition, it is planned to organize parking pockets in the areas allowed by roadside widths. Traditionally formed settlement roads are suitable for cycling, as they do not allow for high traffic density. A low-income, business-minded class can facilitate the daily circulation process by using bicycles. Instead, illegal parking of the local population should be more controlled so that the comfort value of the car for drivers does not reach its peak. Alternatively, bus stops should be increased.