Hapa Collaborative is the landscape architect and urban design lead for Ponderosa Commons, a new public open space serving three new faculty buildings and 1100 new student residents at the western terminus of University Boulevard.

The Commons will be the first of five new mixed-use hubs across campus and will house three student residential towers, space for the faculties of Fine Arts, Geography and Education, and a mix of cafes, galleries and collegium space. At a critical transition between the campus core and the western forest district, the Commons landscape is partitioned into three main spaces: the Bosque- a small contemplative space roofed by a grove of cherry trees; the Field- a larger open space that can be used for formal events or performances as well as everyday light recreation, and the Rooms- a series of classroom-sized spaces edged with a trellis / blackboard wall for instructional programming.

Hapa is also coordinating the integration of the project site with adjacent existing buildings including Education, Theatre and Film and Continuing Studies. This will ensure full accessibility and coordination of site uses including loading and service access, shared plaza and courtyard spaces, and pedestrian and bicycle circulation.

Role
Landscape Architect, Urban Designer
With
KPMB Architects, HCMA
Client
University of British Columbia Properties Trust
Completion
2013

Ponderosa Commons

Ponderosa Commons


 

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Ponderosa Commons