TRU DEVELOPMENT SITE
NEW HOTEL, OFFICE, & RETAIL
Feasibility Study for New Development on TRU Land
The site is located at the intersection of McGill Road & Summit Drive / University Drive & is part of TRU master plan. Retail is most viable on McGill corridor anchored by the Superstore and surrounding large scale retail. Smaller retail hub would be successful within a mixed-use, pedestrian –focused campus heart. According to TRU Masterplan, the site falls under the uses of (commercial, retail, student housing, market housing, tower, & hotel).
Client: Thompson River University
SCHEMATIC 3D MASSING WITHIN THE SITE, DISPLAYING RETAIL PROGRAM ON FIRST FLOOR OF 3 BLOCKS, 4 LEVELS OF OFFICE (BLOCK 1) & 5 LEVELS OF MARKET RESIDENTIAL (BLOCK 2)
PUBLIC CORRIDORS & ACCESS POINTS
THE PUBLIC CORRIDOR IS DEFINED BY THE LOCATION UTILITY CORRIDORS ON THE SITE
ACCESS TO BUILDINGS & ACTIVATION OF THE GROUND PLANE
How to make the ground plane appealing to human scale?
SURFACE & UNDERGROUND PARKING
BUILDING MASS, HEIGHT & FRONTAGE
BUILDING FORM & CONSTRAINTS
UNDERSTANDING THE BUILDING FACADES’ RELATIONSHIPS
UNIFYING THE INTERIOR FACADE (RETAIL IN THE PLAZA) VS THE EXTERIOR FACADE (TOWARDS THE STREETS)
© 2016 by Savannah Alhaj