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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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Investigating the Quality of Open Educational Spaces: The Case of Al-Bayt University Al-Mafraq/Jordan

Mwfeq Haddad, Samer Abu Ghazalah, Ali Abu Ghanemieh and Saleem M. Dahabreh
Corresponding Author:  Mwfeq Haddad 

Key words:  Environment, open space, square, way finding, , ,
Vol. 5 , (04): 1075-1085
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March 23, 2012 May 16, 2012 February 01, 2013
Abstract:

In university educational environments, public open spaces play an important role both socially and academically not only as means of social interaction but also as means for formal and informal education. It can promote the sense of community derived from actively shared space and provide for the enriching experiences of both planned and chance encounter. This study aims to investigate the open spaces in educational environment taking the two main squares of the Al-Bayt University: Kurish and Bani Hashim as a case study. First, the design quality of the open space is analyzed. Second, a study of the landmarks inside the Kurish and Bani Hashim squares will be examined. A visual study of the spatial capacity of these open spaces will be studied with its three components, the spatial orientation, the spatial visualization and the spatial relations and a number of photographs will be analyzed. At end several conclusions are reached to improve the quality of these spaces and the space perception which is dependent on the distance between users and objects, the orientation and the movement of users in the space and other factors.
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Mwfeq Haddad, Samer Abu Ghazalah, Ali Abu Ghanemieh and Saleem M. Dahabreh, 2013. Investigating the Quality of Open Educational Spaces: The Case of Al-Bayt University Al-Mafraq/Jordan.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(04): 1075-1085.
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