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The Micro-district … A Smart, Sustainable Vision In The Architecture Of Headquarters Buildings

SPACE International Journal of Space Studies in Architecture and Urban Design
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
B.A. Fajer Fareed Almeamari
University of Bahrain, College of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Interior Design, Bahrain
Received October 4, 2021 – Accepted November 4, 2021 – Published December 10, 2021

People spend about 70-80% of their time indoors. When it comes to employees who averagely start working from the age of 21 until the age of retirement, 60; more or less. Almost 8 to 9 hours per day is the average of working hours. According to Bahrain’s labour market regulatory authority, that makes it 40 to 45 hours per week (5 days of work). Thus, it exerts a significant impact upon the lives of a great number of people. Today the power that we must unleash is the power of innovation. Human beings, their ideas, inventions, dreams, and connections, are the capital of the future. Because where great minds go today, great things will happen tomorrow. “Micro smart district” is the point of the research that aims to introduce design guidelines for the smart workplace in headquarters’ buildings and create intimates and intelligent ways in a comfortable environment.

Sustainable, micro-district, Contemporary workplace, Human behaviour, wellbeing
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About the author

Fajer F. Almeamari is an architectural graduate from the University of Bahrain. As she progressed through her studies, she became very interested in mapping human behaviour and analyzing the effect of built environments on wellbeing. This is when Fajer started to become more involved with supplementary activities to interact with different behaviours, including being a facilitator in various programs and planning successful architectural-related events as the director of the Events committee in AIAS chapter 2019-2020. Moreover. She gained extensive knowledge on conservation and measuring drawings in which she was a trainee under the international society for studying vernacular settlements in India, Ahmedabad. Now, she is an intern in the ministry of works in Bahrain and part of the Expo Dubai 2021 competition, solar decathlon to create a sustainable house design.

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