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“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.

Diagram

Southeast District

Kenan-Flagler Business School Diagram
Kenan-Flagler Business School

 

  • 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.
Kenan-Flagler Business School
New Student Residence Halls Diagram
New Student Residence Halls

 

  • 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.
New Student Residence Halls
Shaffer Arts Building Diagram
Shaffer Arts Building

 

  • 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.
Shaffer Arts Building
Townhouses Diagram
Townhouses

Townhouses

 

  • 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

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
SE1 ACADEMIC 30,700 4 122,800
SE2 HOUSING 8,500 4 34,000
SE3 ACADEMIC 13,300 4 53,200
SE4 ACADEMIC 2,900 3 8,700
SE5 DINING 4 126,900 *
SE6 REC. SPORTS 2 54,400
SE7 PARKING 3 252,600 *, 720 spaces
SE8 HOUSING 7,600 4 30,400
SE9 SUPPORT 31,000 3 93,000
SE10 HOUSING 11,500 4 46,000
SE11 HOUSING 10,300 4 41,200
SE12 – NOT USED HOUSING 0
SE13 – NOT USED HOUSING 0
SE14 HOUSING 10,200 4 40,800
SE15 UTILITY 28,900 4 115,600
SE16 ACADEMIC 29,800 4 119,200
SE17 ACADEMIC 27,100 4 108,400
SE18 ACADEMIC 5,400 2 10,800
SE19 ACADEMIC 19,900 4 79,600
SE20 COMM/RETAIL 10,700 1 10,700
SE21 ACAD/HOUSG 8,700 3 26,100
SE22 COMM/RETAIL 10,700 1 10,700
SE23 ACAD/HOUSG 8,700 3 26,100
SE24 HOUSING 8,500 4 34,000
SE25 HOUSING 3,700 4 14,800
SE26 HOUSING 3,800 4 15,200
SE27 HOUSING 17,100 4 68,400
SE28 HOUSING 15,000 4 60,000
SE29 HOUSING 18,700 4 74,800
SE30 HOUSING 4,300 4 17,200
SE31 HOUSING 8,400 4 33,600
SE32 HOUSING 10,500 4 42,000
SE33 SUPPORT 10,800 4 43,200
SE34 ACADEMIC 10,800 4 43,200
SE35 ACADEMIC 10,800 4 43,200
SE36 PARKING 36,700 2 73,400 210 spaces
SE37 ACADEMIC 13,300 4 53,200
SE38 ACADEMIC 34,200 4 136,800
SE39 ACADEMIC 25,200 4 100,800
SE40 PARKING 52,400 4 209,600 600 spaces
SE41 SUPPORT 6,200 3 18,600 Transit Station
SE42 UTILITY 12,400 1 12,400
SE43 PARKING 54,500 4 218,000
SE44 ACADEMIC 19,200 4 76,800
SE45 APT. 19,200 3 57,600
SE46 APT. 6,400 3 19,200
SE47 APT. 1,600 3 4,800
SE48 APT. 6,400 3 19,200
SE49 APT. 19,200 3 57,600
SE50 APT. 12,800 3 38,400
SE51 PARKING 123,500 3 370,500 1060 spaces
SE52 APT. 9,000 4 36,000
SE53 APT. 7,200 4 28,800
SE54 APT. 11,400 4 45,600
SE55 APT. 7,300 4 29,200
SE56 APT. 6,500 4 26,000
SE57 APT. 7,000 4 28,000
SE58 APT. 10,500 4 42,000
SE59 APT. 10,500 4 42,000
SE60 APT. 11,700 3 35,100
SE61 APT. 8,100 3 24,300
SE62 APT. 7,200 3 21,600
SE63 APT. 8,100 3 24,300
SE64 APT. 8,100 3 24,300
SE65 APT. 8,100 3 24,300
SE66 APT. 8,100 3 24,300
SE67 APT. 8,600 3 25,800
SE68 RETAIL 19,800 3 59,400
SE69 – NOT USED
SE70 RETAIL 40,200 3 120,600
SE71 PARKING 60,600 3 181,800
SE72 APT. 10,500 3 31,500
SE73 APT. 12,400 3 37,200
SE74 HOUSING 7,100 4 28,400
SE75 HOUSING 9,100 4 36,400
Subtotal 4,344,600

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

Existing Southeast District

Proposed Southeast District

Proposed Southeast District

The southeast district should echo the fabric of North Campus, recognizing differences in geography and topography. The goal is to knit together open spaces in a coherent hierarchical texture. Buildings should be sited to define open spaces or streetscapes. Hero buildings should be sited to promote axial connections or in prominent loca-tions. Background buildings should reinforce open space around the hero building. Appropriate massing should be established, generally three to four stories with programmatic elements articulated in massing. Human scale should be emphasized in buildings and open spaces.

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.