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Public Space Program

ANALYSIS OF EXISTING CONDITIONS:

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1c
1d 1e
A.    Open hardscape which could be used as a public space.

B.    The roof of the underground entrance is terraced for seating with views to the field.

C.    The central playing field is an activity space which is very much utilized by the students.

D.    The redpath terrace, a prominent public space on campus

E.    The café at McGill Bookstore



Analysis of Existing Conditions Plan 2
2a 2b
2c
2d 2e
A.  Open hardscape which functions as a public space.

B.  A major access point to the site: from McTavish and lower campus

C.  View from the site looking towards adjacent buildings: Thomson House and the
Education Building.

D. View towards the zone of dense trees which line the retaining walls on the north
west side of the site

F.    View towards adjacent buildings to the east of the site and the existing playing
field.



Diagrammatic Analysis of Program



British Library, St Pancras, London
After almost unimaginable vicissitudes, the British Library designed by Collin St. John Wilson & Partners, is at last open, and is revealed not only to be an awesome repository of knowledge, but a Gesamtkunstwerk and great public building in its own right. The opening leads to the formal entrance court: a tranquil enclave, protected from the traffic and mess of Euston Road.
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Pedagogical Atlier, Mediterranean Alps, France
Located between Cannes and Grasse in the immediate vicinity of the chateau de Mouans-Sartoux, these teaching workshops designed by Marc Barani for children and adolescents comprise three separate parts: the workshop proper, square in plan, the amphitheatre or drum (both theatres and sound stage) circular in plan, and the sculpture space, which is free and opens to the sky in the neighboring forest. 
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Sidney Smith Plaza, University of Toronto
Sidney Smith Plaza (upper), part of the St. George Street Revitalization, is now a popular pedestrian node and meeting place at the hub of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Improvements to the St. George streetscape (up) include amenities such as sitting walls, plantings, and new paving.
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The Public Space at Northeast University Campus
The foundations of campus design and planning, the extent, use, and character of a campus public space is dependent upon available land, cultural value, climate and other social and environmental influences.
Sociability- it is a place to meet other people and to take friends.
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The Perspective Drawing of Cite Internationale in Lyons, France
The building is a maximum of offices, cultural facilities, shops, dwelling and conference center, the Cite Internationale is meant to be a city in microcosm where people will work, live, not just another retail business ghetto.
Here architect Renzo Piano transplants the messy utility of the city into a monumental covered street that the gently curving path of the Rhone and is flanked by a double row of free-standing pavilions.
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World Series Way’s, Northeast University
Tree-lined promenade, is a far from its former incarnation.
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Bullfinch Mall, Northeast University
Once a narrow bituminous passageway dominated by vertical architectural facades, now creates the illusion of width and spaciousness.
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UCSD Cellular & Molecular
Medicine east & West
The 68,000-square-foot West Wing building attaches to an existing Unit 1 via a bridge that also contains offices. Below are animal facilities and other equipment shared by the two buildings. Relating carefully to the original project, the West Wing’s much larger typical floor area (18,000 square feet) is centered on an intimate court, which is grandly shaded by a
trellis and four colossal columns. This court, attended by a small tower of conference rooms and animated by a grand stairway, is the social heart of the laboratory. Functionally, the labs are supported and connected by a central equipment corridor plus a spine
of special-use rooms.
On the West side, a grove of eucalyptus tree provides a Shady background. To the east, the more recent East Wing 52,000 square feet of research space and enclose a terraced lawn to create a shared campus courtyard.
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California Centre for the Arts
This complex consists of four buildings which work together to create a series of outdoor
spaces and courtyards. The location and form of the buildings dictates the movement
throughout the site. The building mass breaks at significant points to allow for visual as well
as physical links to the rest of the site. In addition, the exterior and interior spaces are
woven together by the architectural forms of the four buildings. The footprint and
form of the buildings creates more than a dozen courtyards, some public and some
more private. Pedestrians can move easily from one outdoor room to the next.
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Faculty Building, Barcelona, Spain
The atrium space is the focus of this building, Which was originally a barracks building designed in 1879. The plan is a perimeter block building, with a centralized interior courtyard, enclosed  by a glass roof. The space is quite dynamic in  that the interior walls which form the atrium are mostly transparent, allowing for constant  interaction between inside and out.
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The New Sculpture Garden at Pasedena City College, Ca
An existing parking lot was replaced with a modern plaza & sculpture garden, and forms a new campus centre. It serves as a gathering area for the students and a connector between buildings and parking lots; besides being a work of art in itself as an exhibition space.
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Delft University Library, Netherlands
The new library at Delft Technology University occupies an adjacent site, and tactfully responds to its neighbor by burrowing into the ground to become part of the landscape.  The great terrace space becomes a ready access to the new library, the existing building and the promenade.
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The 'Promenade Plantée', Paris
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Diagrammatic Analysis of Program
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