Architectural functional design for hotels extension in Amman: A Days Inn Hotel case study

Emad Hasan Al Fahmawee

Abstract


 

ABSTRACT

Recently the extension for the existing hotel buildings in Amman has markedly increased, as a result of the lack of experience in the design of hotel buildings, which consequently led to chaos in the design process, especially in the lack of many complementary functions for the main functional operation of the building, which weakened the operational effectiveness of this type of buildings. This study based on studying and analyzing four existing hotels building in Amman, using Days In Hotel as a case study. The study identified Amman hotels character, the space allotments and its functional components, in addition to the area of each of functional spaces. Statistical analysis for the functional spaces was presented as a guide in designing extension of businessmen hotels for Amman city. Based on the results of accurate study analysis of the hotels extension project, together with an interviews and questioner with the hotel's guestand administration team, the Days Inn hotel's extension building has been designed based on its architectural characteristics taking into account the hotel's character as a businessmen hotel. The area in the extension building is either increased or reduced (such as twin rooms, king rooms, and other units), and new functional spaces were created such as meeting rooms, lounge, health club and others, to make a balance between functional groups. The interior design of the extended building was also carried out, characterized by the unity and integration of all its elements in terms of the harmony of materials, colors and furniture.

 

 

الخلاصة

انتشرت نزعة توسعة المنشأت الفندقية القائمة في عمان بشكل ملحوظ في السنوات الاخيره, نتيجة لفقروقلة الخبرة في تصميم هذه الابنية , والذي أدى بدوره الى فوضى في العملية التصميمة لا سيما في نقص الكثير من الوظائف المكملة للعملية الوظيفية الرئيسية  للمبنى  و خلل في الحصص المساحية للفراغات مما أضعف من الفاعلية التشغيلية لهذا النوع من الابنية. قامت هذه الدراسة على عمل تحليل وظيفي و فراغي للأربعة ابنية فندقية قائمة , تم توسعتها في الاونة الاخيرة, وأخذ  فندق الدايز ان من ضمنها كحالة دراسيه مبنية على استبيان للاداريين والنزلاء لتحديد الاشكاليات الموجودة في المبنى القائم واسباب التوسعة. قام الباحث بعمل تحليل إحصائي للمساحات الوظيفية للاربعة فنادق واستخدام النتائج كمرجعية اساسية لعملية تصميم فنادق  مقترحة او قائمة ذات صفة رجال أعمال لمدينة عمان. واستنادا إلى نتائج تحليل ودراسة  توسعة الفنادق، جنبا إلى جنب مع استبيان لإداريين فندق الدايز ان  ونزلائه ، حيث قامت الدراسة على تحديد الحصص المساحية للمجموعات الوظيفية الثلاث (السكنية والعامة والمواقف). اظهرت نتائج الدراسة الخلل في تحديد صفة الفندق الاساسية والتي لم تاخذ يعين الاعتبار عند التصميم في المرحلة الاولى للابنية القائمة والتي ادت  بدورها الى نقص ملحوظ في المجموعة الوظيفية العامة نسبة لباقي المجموعات للجميع الفنادق, , واستنادا للنتائج  قام الباحث بتصميم مبنى توسعة للفندق الدايز ان القائم يراعي صفة فندق رجال اعمال حيث أنشئت مساحات وظيفية جديدة مكملة مثل قاعات  المتعددة الاغراض والاجتماعات، والندوات، والنادي الصحي وغيرهم، لتحقيق التوازن بين نسب المجموعات الوظيفية . كما تم عمل تصميم للاعمال الداخلية للمبنى الموسع الذي يتميز بوحدة وتكامل جميع عناصره من حيث انسجام المواد والألوان والأثاث.

 


Keywords


Businessmen's Hotel; Functional spaces; Hotel extension; Space allotment

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