PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Tabriz Municipality Building
Location: Tabriz, Iran
Architects: German engineers in collaboration with Armenian architect Avedis Ohanjanian
Local builder: Haj Mohammad
Date: 1935 - 1939
Land Area: 9600 sqm
Built Area: 6500 sqm
Clock tower height: 30.4 m
Type: Governmental, Office
Budget: 2.500.000 Rials (?)
Tabriz Municipality Palace also known as Sa'at Tower is the city hall and main office of the municipal government of Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran.
The Municipality was built in 1934 as the Tabriz municipal central office. After World War II it was used by the Azerbaijan Democrat Party as a Government Office. When Iranian troops regained control of Tabriz in 1947, the building was again used as the Tabriz municipal central offices, a function which has continued up to the present day.
During the 1990s, in an attempt for installing an elevator, one of Saat's patios was damaged. The dome in top of the tower of Saat was reconstructed on 2008 with a new khaki colored fiber glass instead of the original silver colored dome. Since 2007, part of the building houses the Municipal Museum.
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3- Tabriz Municipality official website [→]
5- Modern Tabriz website [→]