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Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 5253102, 8 pages
Research Article

Climate Responsive Design Simulation and Modelling for Industrial Heritage

University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Manuel V. Castilla;

Received 31 December 2017; Revised 17 March 2018; Accepted 2 April 2018; Published 9 May 2018

Academic Editor: Ricardo Perera

Copyright © 2018 Manuel V. Castilla. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The control of solar radiation is a basic dimension of modern design in all different types of constructions. Many architects have recently observed that different phases of sustainable design require a set of calculations and simulations that are necessary as a new standard design. The valuable contributions to the process of sustainable design has a common denominator: solar radiation and comfort. In this way, motivated by all these new strategies and concepts, the large number of papers published suggests that the work has not been finished. This work provides an illustration of the Atarazanas regarding its climate responsiveness, focusing specifically on daylighting, shading, heat gain, and cooling loads. The objective is to assess the design of the Reales Atarazanas de Sevilla (Seville Royal Dockyards) to quantify how it is impacted by solar insolation and to provide insights about design characteristics that influence efficiency and conservation.