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Designing a healthy learning environment in the library with extensive green roof

Abdul Rahman, Syumi Rafida and Fitry Rosley, Muhamad Solehin and Ahmad, Hamidah and Mohamad, Sapura (2012) Designing a healthy learning environment in the library with extensive green roof. In: Conference.

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Extensive green roof technology has the benefits of supporting a healthy learning environmental design for university students. This paper discusses the use of extensive green roof system in a library through a landscape architecture studio project in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The university main library building, Sultanah Zanariah Library, is selected as the study area because it has extended flat roof façade on each building level. The objective of the project is to investigate the potential of having a green roof at the library. Currently there is no attempt to improve the visual condition of the library’s extended roof space. Thus, in order to enhance the visual condition of the roof, the design project conducted a short design program which identifies the overall design methodology and carried out an inventory and analysis of the library premises. The inventory and analysis stage gained preliminary understanding of the library’s current physical conditions, site issues and identified the potentials and constraints of the area. Fifty five respondents answered questionnaires on how they perceived the library if green elements were placed on the extended roof. The design process provided design rationales, solutions and recommendations to create a healthy learning environment in the library with the design of a green roof. This study not only helps students to acquire an understanding of green roof concept but also how it could influence the creation of a healthy learning environment in the library.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Green roof, environmental design, library building
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:34292
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:10 Aug 2017 00:44
Last Modified:06 Sep 2017 04:14

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