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Implementation of Green Roofs and Walls in Tourist Residential Centers; A New Approach in Architecture and Aroused From the Concepts of Sustainable Development Case Study the Proposed Tourist Residential Center in GheshmIsland

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Architecture, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 135-139, January,2 (2015)


Sustainable development is the ideal point of tourism industry and many other industries in the twenty-first century. This approach emphasizes on development for maintaining the integrity and diversity of environment, meeting basic human needs, preserving resources for future generations. If sustainable development is one of the objective goals of the tourism industry in this era, so designing the tourist residential center in Gheshm Island based on strategies of sustainable development is also a necessity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sustainability of tourist residential center in Gheshm Island based on architectural aspects. If we look at the Iranian tourist residential centers well, we find them with a sense of deep vacuum, away from the peace and tranquility of nature. In addressing this problem, human beings have found a proper solution for reconciliation with nature and change of the urban landscape by creating green roofs and walls. In fact, the use of green roofs and walls is a method to utilize the unused and spiritless spaces of urban buildings to create small green spaces. This work, in addition to aesthetic aspect of the city, causes to purify the air in micro-scale and reduce air pollution and eventually improve the environment. So, for stability and sustainable development in Gheshm Island, the research stages have been used purposefully during a process, which eventually led to proposals for making more sustainable benefits of tourism development for Gheshm Island tourist residential center.


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