A Passively Climatized Building, 2500 m Above Sea Level

Demirbilek, Nur, Sahmali, Erkan, & Inanici, Mehlika (1997) A Passively Climatized Building, 2500 m Above Sea Level. In Lee, Trevor (Ed.) The Proceedings of Solar'97. Canberra: Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 1-5.



After many years of research, Bakirlitepe-Saklikent near Antalya was selected as the site for Nationl Observatory of Turkey. Bakirlitepe, which can be classified within the best locations whole over the world for observation purposes has an altitude of 2547 m. Close to the observatory buildings a main building for the observers to rest and sleep during daytime had to be designed and constructed. There were many environmental and functional restrictions for the design. The clear sky, which increases the opportunity for observation and results in high solar radiation values, reminded the designers of the potential of solar utilization. The restrictions that shaped the building, the passively climatized architectural features and the thermal analysis are described in the paper.

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ID Code: 4368
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:13

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