Impact of Educational Building Design on Users’ Psychological and Physical Well-Being – Case Study High School in Egypt

Wahba, Khloud Fawzy and Elsayed Hasan, Asmaa and Taha, Dina (2023) Impact of Educational Building Design on Users’ Psychological and Physical Well-Being – Case Study High School in Egypt. LET IT GROW, LET US PLAN, LET IT GROW. Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Resilient Smart Green and Blue Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2023, 28th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 361-369. ISSN 2521-3938

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The design of educational buildings can significantly impact the well-being of their users, both psychologically and physically. Hence, psychological and physical factors are key concepts in evaluating educational buildings' performance as they affect the occupants' well-being, comfort, productivity, and satisfaction. These factors are interrelated and influence each other in complex ways. Therefore, it is essential to design and maintain educational buildings that balance both psychological and physical factors to create optimal learning environments for students and teachers. This paper aims to execute an analytical study of the relationship between the design of educational buildings and users' physical and psychological well-being. It focuses on the case of schools designed by the General Authority for Educational Buildings in Egypt, which are often characterized by typicality and lack of diversity. It examines the quality of educational institution design, which includes aspects such as Functional, behavioral, and aesthetic. It also highlights the importance of creating educational environments that are conducive to learning, health, and comfort for students and teachers. Educational building design is a multidisciplinary and complex topic that requires a holistic and user-centered approach to optimize the users' well-being and performance. The methodology adopted for this study includes an analytical study of the relationship between architectural design and users’ physical and psychological well-being. Certain methods for data collection will be adopted for this purpose: observations, surveys, and questionnaires. Through this study, a conceptual framework model is developed that can guide the design and evaluation of educational buildings in Egypt. The model is based on a literature review of significant criteria and considerations that affect the quality and performance of educational environments. The criteria and considerations include aspects such as spatial organization, functional efficiency, environmental comfort, social interaction, and aesthetics. The model is then applied to a sample of high schools in Egypt to test its validity and usefulness. A questionnaire survey is also conducted to collect data on the user experience and satisfaction of students and teachers in these schools. The results of the study are expected to provide insights and recommendations for improving the design and assessment of educational buildings in Egypt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational building design, users’ well-being, design analysis and evaluation, psychology, standards of school design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 14:07
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 17:35

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