Requirements Engineering as a Tool for Sustainable Architectural Design

  • Wojciech Bonenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


The paper presents options for using requirements engineering in architectural design and its significance for the introduction of sustainable development principles in architectural practice. The primary question in architectural design is whether an object actually does best satisfy the needs of users. Does it satisfy energy efficiency requirements? Is it in line with the social and landscape context? Are the requirements not contradictory, are they complete and how are they to be verified? It should be remembered that stakeholders usually have different requirements of design process, stemming from their diverse needs and expectations. That is why a systemic association of design requirements with user needs, taking into account sustainable development principles is important. A significant element of the presented approach is an identification of the technical, organisational, spatial and functional as well as use conditions, which have to be satisfied to comply with the aforementioned requirements.


Requirements engineering Design Architecture Sustainable development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitecturePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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