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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Palestinian Territories | Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015
Perspective Solutions for Modern Schools Design in the Gaza Strip (Study Sase- UNRWA Schools)
Prof. Dr. Ussama Badawy
Abstract: Architectural design is the result of solutions carried out through a design process to solve the individual issues while at the same time resolving the global issue of the building proper. It is an intense and complex mix that involves all sections of this curriculum using the design elements defined herein to fulfill the purpose of the design. This paper explores the factors affecting school design generally and in the Gaza Strip especially. Architectural design principles are not neatly identifiable as fixed parameters. The reality is, they are flexible. It remains the responsibility of the architect to interpret the client needs through the use of the intended principles, allowing for variation and ion as required to suit the intended solution, The challenge of architectural design lies in the task of resolving a wide variety of functional and aesthetic requirements (the problem) into a coherent, satisfying structure (the solution). The effort to resolve the varied requirements makes use of specific design elements by assembling the properties of these elements into a coherent whole. Our recommendation the planning of the school should be seen not merely as a grouping of rooms listed in the schedule, it is important that the school be flexible and capable of future expansion. Flexibility incorporating design aspects and features that will enable the built accommodation to be used for a range of activities, not only by the school, but also for the benefit of the community. Ensuring colour contrast throughout the building, where glazing is used, ensure daylight glare is manageable, either by carefully selection of internal surfaces or provision of blinds. This result gives sets of new ideas to improve the quality of schools by adding new architectural elements especially on site layouts, plans and elevations to be more attractive.
Keywords: Design Brief, Process of Design, Design Philosophy, Shape, Concept of Space
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015,
Pages: 663 - 670