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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/167599
The Bioclimatic Zones Concept Landscape Design Strategy for site planning in hot arid climates
English
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département Argenco : Secteur A&U > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Jun-2009
Proceedings of the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
SASBE- TUD
Yes
International
Delft
Netherlands
3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE 2009)
June 2009
SASBE and Technical University Delft
Delft
Netherlands
[en] Bioclimatic ; landscape design ; site planning ; arid climates
[en] One of the primary objectives of landscape architecture in hot areas is to improve the micro-climate passively by modifying the extremes of particular environmental conditions through increasing or decreasing the effect of prevailing conditions. In hot arid climates, we wish to make the outdoor environment cooler, breezier and more humid. This happens through planting vegetation as different design elements, e.g. shelterbelts, wind barriers, wind filter or water elements. This paper attempts to endorse the Bioclimatic-Zones Concept, as a passive landscape design strategy for site planning, in hot arid climates. In essence, we are attempting to create bioclimatic zones. Each zone should specifically fulfill certain desired climatic improvements through a group of design decisions. This happens through the intensive or extensive use of plants materials and water elements. Helwan University Campus was employed as a case study to assess and verify this design strategy. Some methodologies such as field measurements and computer simulations (ENVI-MET) were employed. This paper presents the more interesting result and explains why this concept was successful and how the Bioclimatic-Zones Concept improved the micro-climate.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/167599

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