Amal Breika

MSc Architecture and Environmental Design

The Use Of Date Palm Composites in New Construction for a More Circular Economy

This project will investigate the cultural and ecological value of using Date palm composites as an alternative to imported wood that exploit forest resources and cut the supply chain through mismanaged forests. Previous research has been made on the use of date palm by products but the implementation of such components in a contemporary architectural design is yet to be investigated. As well as their performance within constructions. This design project is A mixed used building that makes best use of date palm composites and traditional techniques of using their by-products to enhance the thermal performance and reduce the carbon footprint of the construction system compared to current practices.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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