“Establishing the Fabric”
The area of campus identified as the southeast district is currently character-ized by large-scale buildings that relate little to one another. The goal in this district is to use the North Campus as a model and weave a consistent fabric of new buildings and open spaces around and between existing buildings.
It is critical to give this area a grain in which buildings are sited relative to one another and create open spaces. A consistent proportion of building to open space should be created. New buildings should have a human scale and encour-age student activity. The fenestration of new buildings should have rhythms complementary and harmonious with those around them. The building mate-rials should be consistent.
Landscaping and screening can be effective tools in helping to unify newer, lower-scale buildings with existing large-scale buildings. A consistent approach to landscaping will also help to give the district a unified character.
This new fabric should be identifiable, memorable and connected to the other districts of the Carolina campus.
- Composition creates space, a “business school quad,” forming a microcosm of the larger campus.
- Bar and centralized forms are used to make space.
- In context of Master Plan, building sets up other building sites to form a street edge.
- Bridge connection to parking garage allows efficient movement while keeping building mass at human scale.
- Well-scaled building components work in concert to form unique, memorable space.
- Picturesque massing of buildings complements topography of site and its natural edge.
- Buildings front streets, make edges and define inter-sections.
- Composite form and siting allow for quad and courtyard space making.
- Density of buildings creates a grain to the district, giving it a spatial character and order.
- Scale is human in proportions and details.
- Buildings complement site, rather than dominate it.
- Building is sited to form corner edge to open space.
- Street-side building edges mirror edges of surrounding buildings.
- Circular form highlights building entry as well as guides pedestrians to path that connects open space to street.
- Mass and scale are compatible with surrounding build-ings.
- Facade plays between articulated frame and masonry wall, and the fenestration gives this rather bulky building a light feel.
- Materials complement surroundings.
- Site constraints are used to advantage in siting between road and fields.
- Site forms background edge to sports fields.
- Semicircular plan evokes feeling of community around open space.
- Opening in facade allows direct pedestrian connection from campus.
- Simple massing and low scale are appropriate to campus and region.
- Abstraction of vernacular architecture allows project to be both distinctive and of the place.
Proposed Building Identification
The diagram above identifies each of the new buildings proposed in the Master Plan by a number. This number relates to each of the respective geographical districts. Example: N represents North Campus, SE is southeast district and SW is southwest district. These numbers correspond to the chart located below. The chart identifies building use, size, massing and height.
Area Calculations for Proposed Buildings
|Building/Open Space Number||Building Use||Area Per Floor, GSF||Number of Floors||Total Area, GSF||Remarks|
|SE7||PARKING||–||3||252,600||*, 720 spaces|
|SE12 – NOT USED||HOUSING||0||–|
|SE13 – NOT USED||HOUSING||0||–|
|SE69 – NOT USED|
NOTE: *Size of program varies per floor
The chart above gives the general intent of the Master Plan relative to the massing and scale of proposed buildings. It also allows the University to plan for the future based on the environmentally responsible capacity of its land.
Summary: Southeast District
Existing Southeast District
Proposed Southeast District
Over the district, a variety of open-space types may be employed. Facades should complement this variety while using consistent window proportions. Hierarchy in the facade should focus on the entry. A tripartite arrangement of base, middle and top should be used. Consistent roof forms are preferable, with North Campus buildings acting as precedents. A palette of building materials should be adopted that complements other districts. The use of natural materials is preferred. Landscape materials should continue seamlessly from district to district to reinforce the campus whole.