The flow of university interactive spaces University of Baghdad - Case Study

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Architecture Asiel Zaidan Khalaf , Mr. Dr. Mustafa Abdel Jalil Ibrahim


The interest in the flow and flexibility of spaces is one of the means that contribute to the ability of space to absorb emergency and future changes, and in a way that contributes to the survival of renewable spaces, just as attention to the axes of movement and its flow between different functional spaces creates a kind of communication and dynamism among the users of those spaces, so the research dealt with The foggy cognitive perception of the fluidity of spaces and their social interactions in an effective part of the city, which is the university environment, and therefore the research aimed at the importance of achieving fluidity of space and movement, and what creates that fluidity and flexibility of university interactive relationships, and then knowing the extent to which the flow of movement and social interaction is achieved in it.

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The university is currently taking the lead in the modern society, and the development of any society depends on it. The development that took place led to a change in the links between the student and society, and thus affected university education. The goal of university institutions became openness to society, considering that society is the surrounding environment. Which needs requirements that are supposed to be met, so a development must be made in the field of its planning, design and the activities it includes.

Research problem: The presence of unplanned and unplanned changes to the use of spaces within university campuses caused a change in the importance of these spaces and made them not perform their function properly.

Research goal: Clarify the cognitive perception about the importance of achieving fluidity between the various university spaces and the pattern of movement in them, and the student social interaction that occurs as a result of this fluidity and flexibility.

Research Hypothesis: The lack of cognitive perception of the concept of space flow and social interaction in universities did not help the scheme on how to employ that concept on an effective and vital aspect in their spaces.

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