Architectural Design Concept and Guidelines for Floating Structures for Tackling Sea Level Rise Impacts on Abu-Qir

El-Shihy, Ahmed Ashraf Mohamed Abdelhamid and Ezquiaga Domínguez, José María (2019). Architectural Design Concept and Guidelines for Floating Structures for Tackling Sea Level Rise Impacts on Abu-Qir. "Alexandria Engineering Journal", v. 58 (n. 2); pp. 507-518. ISSN 1110-0168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2019.05.003.

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Title: Architectural Design Concept and Guidelines for Floating Structures for Tackling Sea Level Rise Impacts on Abu-Qir
Author/s:
  • El-Shihy, Ahmed Ashraf Mohamed Abdelhamid
  • Ezquiaga Domínguez, José María
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Alexandria Engineering Journal
Date: June 2019
ISSN: 1110-0168
Volume: 58
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Previous studies indicate that floating structures developed through the last decades concluding that it?s the most sustainable solution against sea level rise (SLR), preferring it to land reclamation approaches regarding sustainability, lifespan, and cost-effectiveness, that Egyptian researches seem to disregard. This paper guides architects and urban planners when designing floating structures by introducing new approach of floating community model and architectural design guidelines for floating structures for tackling SLR impacts on Abu-Qir. To illustrate such approach, this paper initially conducts analysis on Abu-Qir and coastal management solutions practiced as their properties provide the required knowledge for selecting the best mitigation solution for such area. Second, it conducts exploratory analysis to investigate floating structures as a more sustainable and long-term solution. Third, applying conclusions from previous sections of site analysis, mitigation solutions, and floating structures to define a floating community concept model for Abu-Qir. Findings support key arguments that traditional mitigation methods aren?t sustainable or long-term solutions. Analysis demonstrate Abu-Qir Bay as the most vulnerable area to SLR. Although floating structures have demonstrated not to be the optimum solution in every case regarding cost-effectiveness and/or site suitability, however upon site analysis, it presents itself as the ideal solution for Abu-Qir bay.

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Item ID: 56579
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/56579/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:56579
DOI: 10.1016/j.aej.2019.05.003
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1110016819300328
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Oct 2019 06:23
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 06:23
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