MEASURING THE URBAN INTEGRAL SUSTAINABILITY IN “MUSTANSIRIYA UNIVERSITY “ACCORDING TO THE INTEGRAL DESIGN THEORY

Abstract

Lots theories and researches have been researching and analyzing the principles of the sustainable architecture according to the international standards. However, Iraq, its architects, and specialists are still behind the possibilities of applying the accelerating global green architecture trends and sustainable criteria. Hence this research represents a sustainable analytical process to one of the most unique event in the Iraqi architecture which is “MUSTANSIRIAYA UNIVERSITY”. This process called the integral sustainable design theory. The main point of this research concentrate on the importance of the objective behavioral successfulness of the University complex around the years and the creativity of the designer (Qahtan Awni) in adopting the heritage vocabulary and giving its sense of belonging to the environment in a contemporary modern architecture with local material. As a result, we can consider “Mustansiriya University “as a successful example of a sustainable urban academic complex from the idea that the connectivity in its part make the sustainable holistic picture.