IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABILITY IN HISTORICAL BUILDING AS A WAY OF REUSING - CASE STUDY: SULTANA MALAK’S PALACE, HELIOPOLIS, EGYPT

Document Type : Specialized scientific research papers

Authors

1 Architecture, Engineering, Heliopolis University, Egypt

2 Architecture, Engineering, CIC (Cairo Campus of Cape Breton University), Egypt

3 Canadian International College, Cairo Campus of Cape Breton University

https://doi.org/10.47436/jaarsfa.v1i2.81

Abstract

Each country is known by its architectural identity, so it is alarming when this identity is vanished, destroyed, reused inappropriately, or abandoned with no use. Egypt faces a great problem in efficiently reusing historical buildings. This paper aims to implement sustainability in historical buildings to cope with our requirements for healthy buildings, to preserve its aesthetic value, as well as being an expression of Egyptian sustainable identity. Regarding covid-19 pandemic, the paper’s goal is to apply sustainable retrofits to historical buildings by utilizing passive ways, represented in using the double height ceiling, long windows, wind capture and to ventilate the building without using AC. The simulation uses the ‘design builder’ program as a software, for producing a methodology to implement sustainability in historical buildings.

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