Conference Centre for the University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (the Study of Green Architecture)

Conference Centre for the University Of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (the Study of Green Architecture)

ABSTRACT

Conference centers are places where people with the same aims/objectives convene together to make decisions, suggestions, dialogue etc. It is a very vital facility every school should have. Currently the University of Uyo has no such facility. In an attempt to design an outstanding conference centre with the increasing awareness of environmental problems, people are coming up with new ways to solve or decrease environmental degradation. One of the ideas is that of Green Architecture or design. The principles of green architecture applied in this study are;

– Small is beautiful,

– Heat with sun,

– Keep yourself cool,

– Let nature cool your body,

– Be energy efficient,

– Conserve water,

– Use of local natural materials,

– Save the forest,

– Build to last and share facilities.

The primary aim of this study is to provide a conducive environment for the assembly of people with common purpose and aim. Recommendations have been made at the end of this research work and if applied effectively would offer thermal comfort to the occupants and also have no negative effect on the environment.