Recycle Plastic, upgrade urban, open public spaces, Recycled Plastic Pavilion.


Architectural Engineering | Architecture | Environmental Design | Urban, Community and Regional Planning


In low-income countries, population expansion and urbanization bring challenges of inadequate living standards to the fore. Some of the issues could be solved if well-functioning plastic recycling systems were built. To reduce the environmental burden and improve the overall situation in dense cities, the already existing local informal waste treatment system, which is widespread in many low-income nations, needs to be developed with efficient sorting and composting solutions. A case study is carried out in the city of Mina, Lebanon, with the goal of establishing a viable decentralized recycling plastic pavilion material. The effort aims to lessen the climate harm caused by non-recycled waste, improve the quality of life for residents, and enhance the affected locations' aesthetical, educational, and recreational attributes. The concepts were generated according to the resident's needs and to find solutions to the existing problem of the area under study. The goals are based on data and observations about the city, the current waste management system, the stakeholders, the project organization, and any roadblocks. The project's overall work method is known as the Logical Framework Approach. It's a goal-oriented project planning method that relies on disciplined thinking and logical analysis. Literature review, observations, study visits, site analyses, photography, drawing, 3D modeling, and other sub-methods are included in the study. Proposals for plastic pavilions and plastic features for open public spaces in Al Mina are the result of the process. Because the areas have both comparable and dissimilar characteristics, site-specific solutions are required.

Author ORCID Identifier

Aya Mostafa Hassoun-https://orcid.org/0009-0003-6384-9300

Mostafa Khalifa-https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5306-839X

Eslam M. Elsamahy-https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0355-4159

Khaled El-Daghar-https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3678-4698

Mary Felix-https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7060-6150





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