Revitalizing college building corridors with skylights Reham Eldessuky Hamed

Document Type : Original Article


Architecture Dep., Faculty of Engineering, Beni Suef University, Beni suef


Convertible corridors in university buildings through creating skylights
to meet the environmental and architectural requirements of providing
thermal, daylight, ventilation, and visual comfort. Besides achieving
aesthetics, economics, and durability to improve interior–exterior
visual connection, Built-environment energy efficiency and longterm
sustainability.Bringing natural light and natural ventilation into
indoor spaces has been a critical and necessary feature of architecture
throughout history. But nowadays, Architects have become increasingly
reliant on artificial lighting and ventilation, claiming that daylight and
natural ventilation were a luxury that could be ignored. This response
is because artificial lighting and air conditioning can be used to
provide sufficient light and ventilation, especially in the corridors of
university buildings in Egypt. However, due to contemporary initiatives
that promote green building and passive design, natural daylight and
ventilation have regained popular attention. The research study on
the newly designed last level of the college of Literature- Beni Suef
University, which is used recently as classrooms. Simulations reviews
a concept to understand the passive behavior of creating skylights to
revitalize college buildings corridors. The results reached the advantages
of using skylights towards raising the efficiency of the college corridors
in terms of thermal, lighting, ventilation, and energy consumption.


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