Architecture, Art Deco, Iran, Railway heritage, Tabriz

Iran railway station added to heritage list

A railway station in the Iranian city of Tabriz has been inscribed on the country’s National Heritage List, because of its distinctive architecture.

The original station opened in 1916 but was modified by an Art Deco building designed in the 1950s by eminent French architect, Fernand Pouillon, and Iranian architect, Heydar Qoli Khan Ghiai-Shamlou, who is referred to as the father of modern architecture in Iran.

Farhad Nazari, in charge of inscription of historical sites at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation, said the station’s bid to receive national recognition was reviewed and approved.

“Tabriz Train Station is a prime example of Iran’s modern architecture,” he said.