HAITHAM BELAL QASSIM
University of Modern Sciences جامعة العلوم الحديثة
Yemen 90 is the first significance and the first building block For the idea of the project, after a terrible brainstorming, I concluded the significance… more
Mohammad Sazzad Hossain
Mohammad Sazzad Hossain is a practicing architect, researcher, and educator. His area of interest… more
It deserves appreciation for the idea and it's manifestation through architectural form which has deep root in Yemeni culture. The meaningful dialogue established among the tower, podium and the topography represents unity in formal expression. However, it requires explanation how huge glass surface can address climatic condition of Yemen.
Dear Mohammad Sazzad Hossain,
Thank you for your interest in my project, and I am pleased with your compliments and words about the project.
Regarding the huge glass surfaces on the facade of the tower, and how the climate condition can be dealt with, I will explain to you that the glass consists of two layers, an inner layer and an outer layer, with copper tubes of 1cm diameter between them, which work by passing water.
The flowing water is exposed to an air fan for cooling and is pumped through copper pipes from the base of the tower to the top of the tower in order to completely reduce the heat resulting from the sunlight shining on the glass surfaces.
I hope that the idea of huge glass roofs and addressing the climate situation in Yemen becomes clear to you.
Yemen 90 is the first significance and the first building block
For the idea of the project, after a terrible brainstorming, I concluded the significance of the year 90, which is considered the most important event in the history of Yemen, and the most prominent achievement is the Yemeni unity in the year 1990, which means national cohesion and interconnection between the south and the north, and the integration of the Yemeni social fabric and the diversity of cultures between the two poles of Yemen. I was able, through brainstorming the vocabulary that It accompanies the number 90 as an indication of a historical rosette that carries within it a lot of meaning. I was inspired by the unity of the project’s form composition as a philosophical idea that indicates its cohesion and connection after dispersion and integration after dispersion and diversity after the uniqueness and overlapping of the fabric after distinction and weaving, the extension of the project’s threads, expressing Yemeni unity and the meaning the project carries of unity of formation. Shape, which is one of the design strategies of Dr. Muhammad Naeem, may God have mercy on him, known as the Shape Methodology, follows the authority of meaning, which indicates the meanings of shape:
1○ Physical: The site’s dimensions, topography, and all its physical characteristics, climate, building materials, functionality, etc.
2○ Moral: A message that the designer wants to deliver, or the customer is the one who requests it, and the legislator may be the one who imposes it on the designer.
3○ Decorative (synthetic): internal relationships in form, relationships of proportion, rhythm, and symmetry.
The projects that took me the most time to design and form vocabulary.
This project consists of the following parts:
1- The exhibition hall.
2- Offices of international companies.
3- Commercial mall.
4- An international meeting and conference hall. 5- 5 star hotel.
6- Services affiliated with the project.
-The hotel's tower is made of concrete, steel structure and glass.
-The tower's base is made of concrete, steel and cladding.
-The exhibition building, the showroom, and the rest of the building’s details, the construction system is steel, glass, exterior cladding, fiber and carbon for decorative formation and also to resist external weather factors.