INTRA-URBAN SPACES IN EGYPTIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AS A WASTED MEANS OF EDUCATION

A.Y. Esmail, Y.M. El Sayed

Helwan University (EGYPT)
Making use of Intra-Urban Spaces plays a major role in the development of various interactive activities. It is considered an influential global trend and development focus of scientific and educational institutions. Such spaces effectively utilized in the vast majority of educational institutions in Egypt. The latter has an impact on the retardation of the educational process. Despite the large investments that were put into establishing such institutions, they were designed with insufficient consideration of intra urban spaces resulting in waste of financial and spatial resources in addition to a noticeable retardation in the educational process itself. It is worth mentioning that there are many methods and treatments that if were taken into consideration when designing those Spaces, they would have achieved their goal of existence. However, there is very little research studies that addresses this problem.

The aim of this study is to develop a new vision to overcome the problem of wasting those Spaces by making use of physical interfaces between facilities in the Egyptian educational institutions. Ideas for making use of such spaces are developed according tp the interaction between them and their users. This approach positively influences the educational process and reduces wasted potential space resources. The developed approach mainly depends field analysis of those spaces and identifying the design shortcomings together with suggestions of how to develop and re-design those spaces in a new and innovative way a that supports a sustainable and efficient educational process. This study reviews the literature of international experiences and expertise in similar educational institutions, where such spaces played an effective role in enhancing the educational process. This study also evaluates real case local experiences of spaces between educational facilities that already exist within educational institutions in Egypt.