There are a number of inherent circumstances, restrictions, and other factors on the research and education center site that need thorough research and understanding before any serious planning work can be performed. These key concerns were discovered during the Master Plan consultation process, as well as during a separate evaluation of pre-existing campus papers and research.
Major drainage pathways for the two streams that run through the school cause substantial overland flow and floods during heavy rains.
The Indigenous, colonial, natural environment and more recently built sites on school are examples of heritage places and characteristics.
Master plan objectives
The major objective of the master plan is to create a ‘sticky,’ dynamic, and appealing campus. The Campus should make an effort to recruit and retain students and employees. This is made possible by a campus that prioritizes social contact, intelligibility, and engagement.
Create a memorable, tropical, and representative feeling of place for our location in the tropics. The built form may be used to curate and enrich the current landscape.
Foster an academic and research community that is energized, collaborative, and accomplished. Successful communities are supported by great working settings that are inventive, connected, and collaborative.
Be an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable integrated knowledge community. Sustainable communities are built on placemaking that improves community and business integration, social participation, and environmental awareness.
The Master Plan Vision is realized via the use of a Concept Framework, which establishes essential organizing concepts. The framework allows the university to adapt to future objectives and problems since it enables expansion and is flexible.
The vision is based on the construction of new collaborative, active, and community-focused venues. The achievement of this goal at such a big university is a substantial difficulty. As a result, the Concept Framework suggests a network of interconnected activity nodes.
These landscape strategies build on the Landscape Master Plan Concepts to define the intended landscape development in greater depth. They were created in response to the brief, the consultation process, and the general design goal of the landscape.
Natural areas to be conserved and enhanced are included in the Eco reserve.
A chance to make significant art relationships by presenting public art from across the world.
A public space, art, and outdoor education approach inspired by the Indigenous culture that connects the ideas market to the foothills’ summits.
A campus-wide arboretum including walking paths, roadways, and signage/art projects for teaching and scientific study.
The campus center and public spaces will be enlivened by urban water elements. Stormwater devices will improve water quality and stimulate infiltration into the earth.
Consultation and design process
The opinions, thoughts, and ideas of a diverse group of individuals, including students, faculty, and the surrounding community, have heavily inspired our Master Plan. The consultant team has held a number of in-depth consultation meetings with university stakeholders and the broader community, emphasizing the relevance of student needs. The project team has conducted over 200 hours of direct student interaction in addition to several surveys, discussions, and workshops with stakeholder groups to ensure that the Master Plan meets and exceeds these goals.
The aspiration for the university to not only serve its adjacent and wider communities but to have a palpable and meaningful relationship with them through heightened and purposeful engagement and accessibility goes hand in hand with and supports that vision of playing an integral role in the city’s economy.
Existing conditions, constraints, and consideration
There are a number of inherent circumstances, restrictions, and other factors on the education center site that need thorough research and understanding before any serious planning work can be performed. During the planning process, several significant considerations were recognized.
In addition to the Master Plan consultation process, a separate examination of pre-existing campus papers and studies was conducted.
It is crucial to highlight that some of the material presented here need more in-depth examination, which should be done.
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