Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning

Presentation of the OVAMUS research laboratory

General information from the Laboratory

  • Establishment: Saad Dahleb University of Blida1, Institute of Architecture and Urbanism.
  • Title of the Laboratory: Oobservatory of the Vcity ​​andAarchitecture in Mutations Urbanes and Spatiales
  • Acronym of the Lab: OVAMUS
  • Lab creation date: December 11, 2022.
  • Lab Director: Pr. Mustapha Ben hamouche
  • Address :University of Blida 1, Route Soumâa Bp 270 Blida (09000) Algeria, Institute of Architecture and Urbanism.

Presentation of the Laboratory

  • The observation of the transformations and mutations experienced by the Algerian city (and architecture) in its geographical diversity, through its history.
  • The implementation of forecast scenarios for urban growth and probable states of the city and architecture.
  • The use of ICT (new information and telecommunications technologies) and their application to Algerian cities and architectures, and the exploitation of the virtual domain; Smart-City or intelligent city
  • The exploitation of various urban theories as epistemological and educational sources.
  • The reconstruction and periodization of urban history through the precolonial (Ottoman), colonial, and postcolonial periods and the enhancement of urban and architectural heritage.
  • Professional contribution and management (subcontracting) of study projects in architecture and town planning, and expertise on loan from public authorities and private companies.

Objective of the Laboratory

  • Control of urban growth and changes in the Algerian cities of Mitidja
  • Decision support for urban development policies and profitability of analysis work and development of strategic plans
  • Dissemination of knowledge of geo-spatial digitization and modeling
  • Supporting public authorities in the application of sustainable development in their territories.