MOET. Characterization of mediterranean urban MOrphology: repercussion of irregularities and Exceptions of the Tissue in architecture energy efficiency.

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This project aims to progress in the energy efficiency of mediterranean cities by identifying parameters of building morphology. These parameters will allow to characterize the irregularities and exceptions of different urban tissues and their influence regarding energetic demand, eventually providing knowledge and tools for decision making in planning and management of consolidated mediterranean cities.

Characterization of mediterranean urban MOrphology: repercussion of irregularities and Exceptions of the Tissue in architecture energy efficiency. Coch, H.; Isalgue, A.; Crespo, I.; Roset, J.; Pardal, C.


The increasing displacement of global population towards urban areas and the impossibility to continue solving the dwelling problem through an extension of occupied territory forces us to find alternatives that consider the consolidated city as a possible option. In order to optimize the existing urban planning it is fundamental to have a doctrine body in environmental and social issues that consider both the aspects of energetic and resources consumption together with confort and personal well-being aspects. On the previous granted project, the incidence of urban morphology as a factor in the modification of local climate conditions was studied with the aim of evaluating the characteristics attributable to mediterranean cities, as compact city models (BIA2013-45597). The results of these studies made evident new elements that open the work field in the folowing terms: On one side, the importance of irregularities and exceptions of urban tissues to improve the energetic response depending on the scale of the irregularities (building, neighbourhood, urban tissue). On the other side, the need of analyzing the incidence of the physical parameters that influence in the energetic fluxes (thermal, luminic and acustic) with the different dwelling typologies being characterized. Finally, the focus in the urban scale rehabilitation as a silting system of existing cities versus the territorial expansion. Consequently, having obtained the systematic characterization parameters of the mediterranean compact city, the objective is to delve into the irregularity of building and urban tissue as a determining factor. Once the aspects of this city model as environmental behaviour are analyzed, constructive and energetic parameters that affect the living conditions of their inhabitats should be defined with the aim of building sound foundations to establish suitable intervention criteria.

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMÍA Y COMPETITIVIDAD. Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad.

UNESCO classification:



Type of project: Type B

Duratio (years): 4

Main investagator: Helena Coch Roura

Main investigator 2: Antonio Isalgué Buxeda

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