The role of standards in Hospitals’ buildings adaptation / Al-Falluja Teaching Hospital as case study

  • Mustafa Kamil Kadhim
  • Rasha Noori Ahmed

Abstract

Previous studies have shown adaptation as key requirements of 21st century
buildings generally and particularly, in hospitals’ buildings design, which are
depend to apply the technical and global standards enable them to keeping up the
development, and be respond to all changes happened with the evolution. While
the war and the security deterioration are important factors that effect of hospital
performance largely, and make it to exposure the functional and spatial
obsolescence, and through that the research was founded lack of studies that
focused on the concept of adaptation in the healthcare facilities, that identified the
problem as (Lack of studies which deal with the concept of adaptation in local
hospital buildings), and shown the hypothesis as (the buildings of hospitals
designed according to VA standards, are adaptive buildings to any change occurs).
So the research was elected al-Falluja Teaching Hospital as a local sample in
practical study, that leading to the criteria of structural building are the most
important criteria achieving adaptation in hospital buildings.

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Published
2018-12-15
How to Cite
Kadhim, M. K. and Ahmed, R. N. (2018) “The role of standards in Hospitals’ buildings adaptation / Al-Falluja Teaching Hospital as case study”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture & Planning, 14(2). Available at: http://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/434 (Accessed: 18August2019).
Section
Architecture