Walid El Hindi, CEO of Imkan Properties explained that it is necessary to change the concept of construction and architecture to meet the real needs of people and be in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During Arab Sustainable Development Week on Monday, El Hindi stressed the importance of avoiding repeat architectural models that do not fit the current era and its resources.
He explained that modern man does not need large congested buildings as much as he needs comfort and attention to spaces between buildings and provided services.
El Hindi noted, “It is important to understand the changes that are taking place in the world so that we can give citizens in every country what they need.”
He further highlighted that real estate affects sustainable development because it is linked to all development goals of health, education, tourism and others.
Construction defines the parameters and objectives of sustainable development indirectly because it outlines features of the new phase and the needs of human beings in the next period, he disclosed.
“The identity of the place is reflected in the architecture, which is evident, for example, in the way the buildings are designed to suit the identity,” he said. “There are many models of the evolution of architecture to suit the developments of the times. Currently, schools have different requirements in construction and design away from traditional buildings, which also applies to the health sector and hospitals that have requirements that suit modern developments and people’s needs.”