Thermal Performance of Typologies of School Buildings: The Side and Central Corridor Plan in the Context Climate Mediterranean in Algeria

Thermal Performance of Typologies of School Buildings: The Side and Central Corridor Plan in the Context Climate Mediterranean in Algeria

Saddok Amel Djebri Boualem 

Laboratory City, Architecture and Inheritance, LVAP, Polytechnic school of Architecture and Town planning, EPAU El Harrach, Algeria

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The architecture of the school buildings in relation to environmental quality is a major concern of sustainable development in the 21st century. The plan of the central corridor and the plan of side corridor built with baked bricks are the most practiced styles in the construction of these buildings. Today, in light of the challenges that must lead the academic space to ensure comfort conditions in respect of the environment, one wonders of the thermal performance of these conceptual models and the composition of their envelope. Based on a measurement campaign, the study allowed conducting an objective assessment of key physical parameters of thermal comfort in the climate context of an Algerian town in Mediterranean climate (Tizi-Ouzou). Moreover, bioclimatic analysis was used to identify major shortcomings related to the form and composition of the shell of the buildings and to conduct a comparative study between the two typologies.


Thermal performance, School building, Architectural typology, Building envelope, Central corridor plan, Side corridor plan

1. Introduction
2. Case of Study
3. Methodology and Working Tools
4. Discussion and Interpretation of Results
5. Conclusion

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