Role of Architectural Structures in Tourism Development; Case Study: Palangan Village
Today, there is a new trend in architecture called "architecture for tourism". One of the emphasized principles of it is the value of the traditional architecture of tourism in achieving sustainable tourism. In fact, the appearance of this new approach responds to the changes that have been made in the geography of the tourism market in the postmodern era, due to the changing needs and interests of tourists to exclusive and unique destinations. Since the vernacular architecture of each region, reflects its unique economic, social, cultural and environmental characteristics, the main emphasis of architectural tendency for tourism is the design and construction of tourism structures with vernacular architecture approach. In this regard, this study was conducted using a descriptive-analytical method. The data was collected from literature review as well as questionnaires distributed among 100 tourists and experts in the field of tourism, architecture and geography in Palangan Village, Kurdistan. The results of the research showed that the design and construction of tourism structures with vernacular architecture approach is capable of realizing the principle of uniqueness, satisfying the needs of residents and the welfare of tourists.