Developing Methodology for Adaptive Re-Use. Case Study of Heritage Buildings in Palestine

Ziad Mohammed Shehada, Yahaya Ahmad, Naziaty Mohd Yaacob, Nila Inangda Keumala
2015 Archnet-IJAR  
Various heritage buildings around the world are currently undergoing a process of reuse. However, reuse selection of such properties is difficult due to the differing opinions of those involved. Sustainable building conservation can be hastened by an appropriate reuse selection evaluation procedure. The objective of this study is to develop an inclusive methodology based on varying pertinent issues for the optimum adaptive reuse selection of heritage buildings. The reuse selection criteria are
more » ... dentified through the Delphi Method (DM) with fuzzy logic theory, which is used in the Analytic Network Process (ANP) model. Khan Al-Wakalah is applied as a case study to demonstrate the implementation of ANP in Palestine. The findings show that there is a marked link between the criteria. These factors have great importance and should be further considered in the evaluation and selection processes. These criteria allows those at the decision making level to familiarise themselves with the complex relationships between the different traits of the problems in reuse selection, thus making it easier for the decisions to be accepted by all concerned.
doi:10.26687/archnet-ijar.v9i2.486 fatcat:x3lgdghsefbe5pkfxxc74f65wq