عنوان مقاله [English]
In developed societies, citizens are fully involved in the administration of city affairs considering the definition of the concept of citizenship. In such societies, public spaces and buildings have a fundamental character in the development of social relations and citizen participation due to the existence of NGOs and the expansion of urban democracy. As one of the most citizen-oriented public buildings in the world, the city hall has a high status; it is a place to carry out all of the social affairs of a city and is considered a symbolic home for citizens. One of the most important features of the city hall is its sociopetality to all classes and social groups. This study aims to identify the sociopetality components of the city hall. This research assumes that the presence of a city hall in Ardabil will increase the level of citizen participation and thus the sociopetality of Ardabil. In this regard, a question arises: what are the sociopetality components of a city hall? To meet the stated purpose, the concept of city hall, public spaces, sociopetality, physical and public qualities of sociopetal(oid) spaces, and then the project context are studied first. Physical, activity and semantic-perceptual components have been formulated based on studies. A questionnaire was designed based on the obtained components. The results of the questionnaire were obtained using SPSS to measure the components and to answer the research hypothesis and questions. According to the results, the important sociopetality components of city hall include legibility and visibility, distinguishedness of the city hall, inviting entrance, the existence of transparent spaces, creation of gathering spaces, holding national/religious rituals and ceremonies, cultural function, and collective memory.