Proactive approaches through environmental and architectural elements towards sustainable solutions for post pandemic city. Case study of Lezhë RINE ZOGIANI

Proactive approaches through environmental and architectural elements towards sustainable solutions for post pandemic city. Case study of Lezhë RINE ZOGIANI

150 150 Sadmira Malaj

Towards sustainable solutions for post pandemic city

ISBN: 978-9928-347-10-7
DOI: 10.37199/o41008112
ISSN: 2959-4081

Author: Rine Zogiani
Affiliation:  Polis University

Towards sustainable solutions for post pandemic city is analyzed the city of Lezha - as case study, by splitting it into three zones, whose two are on city's side and one on the beach side, in terms of buildings, theirs foot within terrain's morphology, the roads grid, etc. Some of identified problems regarding environment and post pandemic consequences appeared to be: air pollution, humidity, lack of water management, and others, settled priorities for an environment, climate and health research agenda in the EU by adopting a holistic and systemic approach in the face of global environmental changes . In relation to the sustainable form of constructions within a plot, based on the research of the previous workshop on the Sustainability of the Form, is proposed to intervene with interdisciplinary approaches to achieving sustainability in terms of from and environmental factors together. Since it is almost impossible to propose demolitions and other rigid solutions that could cause many other aspects too, it is crucial to approach with smart solutions. Thus, resulting the analysis of environmental characteristics of the zones and features together, by linking them with smart sustainable architecture's solutions. The new areas or those to be built by having a certain angle of orientation, intervention on building heights and where possible open corridors for natural ventilation is hypothetical concept. This result as an approach towards hygienic reasons of cleaning the city from polluted air based on studies of buildings and natural characteristics of the environment tailors a lot components towards sustainable solution among settled priorities for an environment. In addition, closing in blocks where it is possible, to avoid the negative phenomena of un-sustainable form, through the proposals of new forms will also contribute to the environmental hygienic aspect - as a factor directly related to the recent pandemic. Actually, the proposal to intervene on the zones by different approaches referring potentials of natural elements like wind, orientation, ventilation and insulation conform terrain morphology, environmental characteristics of the zone - based on blocks and plots - to achieve sustainability through natural elements and existing buildings considering the last pandemic better management and overall contribution on efficiency. The pandemics as crisis leads on opportunities in terms of being proactive when thinking and designing the same way this pandemic exposed the differences and popped up the inequalities reflected also on architecture, society, environment and economics. The crisis and natural catastrophes should serve as an alert on design and planning in order to avoid or at least manage easier the situations like last pandemic.

Publisher: Polis_press

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