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Acadia Park 2030 : a vibrant celebration of sustainable community supporting UBC's place and promise University of British Columbia. School of Community and Regional Planning 2012-07-01

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Acadia Park 2030 A vibrant celebration of sustainable community supporting UBC’s Place and Promise 3 visions of a community’s future | Urban Design Studio | UBC | April 2012 Acadia Park is one of UBC’s oldest, most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. It is home to students and student families from all over the world and is the epitome of walkability and human scale design. As with every other neighbourhood on the UBC campus, it faces pressures to accommodate a fair share of the university’s commitment to increasing opportunities for students, staff & faculty to live close to work and school. The challenge for the Acadia Park Neighbourhood is to develop a vision of growth that maintains its remarkable and unique community character and spectacular natural setting.  Urban design students in the School of Community and Regional Planning, under the direction of professor Maged Senbel, took on this challenge and produced the three designs presented in these pages. Graphic summary of the three design visions page 1 A socially vibrant community built on ecological values Niall McGarvey, Maysa Phares page 2 Connect with nature Tim Baird, Amanda Grochowich, Carlos Velasco page 9 A celebration of community and nature Thomas Daley, Jessica Stuart page 20 Concept Diagram Figure Ground Aerial View Street View Master Plan Approximate Population Approximate Net FSR Approximate CO2 Emissions Savings Acadia Park Today Student 2550 Non-Student 697 Total          3247 Student & Non-Student 2.2 31 Tonnes Saved by Proximity to Campus Acadia Connect Sustainable Systems Living (Tim Baird, Amanda Grochowich and Carlos Velasco) Student 4900 Non-Student 5880 Total 10780 Student & Non-Student 4.2 31 + 73 Additional Tonnes Acadia Town A Celebration of Community in Nature (Thomas Daley and Jessica Stewart) Student 5257 Non-Student 7457 Total 12714 Student 3 Non-Student 3.5 31 + 91 Additional Tonnes AP 2.0 A Socially Vibrant Community built on Ecological Values (Niall McGarvey and Maysa Phares) Student 4332 Non-Student 4573 Total 8905 Student 2.8 Non-Student 3.3 31 + 55 Additional Tonnes Land Use Designations Lower-density residential Moderate-density residential High-density residential Public green space Daycare and preschool Community center  ACADIA PARK | A VIBRANT CELEBRATION OF SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING UBC’S PLACE OF MIND 1 AP 2 . 0 A socially vibrant community, built on ecological values Niall McGarvey and Maysa Phares ECOLOGY INTIMACY DISCOVERY 2 AP2 . 0 :  DESIGN GOALS & STRATEGY ILLUSTRATIVE MASTER PLAN IMPROVED CONNECTIVITY URBAN DESIGN CONCEPT CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENT AND NON-STUDENT POPULATIONS A design inspired from natural processes and cycles A spontaneous urban fabric that offers a sense of delight and discovery to visitors, residents, and children A diverse built environment that frames a variety of open spaces where formal and informal social interactions can happen FA IRV IEW  AV E A G R IC U LT U R A L R D ACADIA PARK LANE O S O Y O O S  C R E S C E N T ACADIA RD 3 AP2 . 0 : PUBLIC REALM STRATEGY A CENTRAL PEDESTRIAN SPINE A VARIETY OF OPEN SPACES A COMBINATION OF PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR STREETS HIERARCHY OF STREETS HIERARCHY OF OPEN SPACES PEDESTRIAN STREETS WALKING TRAILS PROPOSED C22 REROUTING VEHICULAR STREETS KEY  PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS TRANSPORTATION HUB, C22 BUS STOP 4 AP2 . 0 : PUBLIC REALM DETAILS GREEN SPACE PLAZA & COMMUNITY GARDENS CIVIC PLAZA & COMMUNITY CENTRE TYPICAL COURTYARD & WOONERF 2 31 2 3 1 5 AP2 . 0 : PUBLIC REALM STREET ENVIRONMENT STREET VIEW A STREET VIEW B STREET SECTION (10m) STREET SECTION (20m) 6 AP2 . 0 : COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 50% of rooftop areas are set aside for rain- water collection and solar panels, remaining 50% are covered with living roof. A diversity of street tree types, retained existing vegitation, living roofs, infiltration planting beds, community gardens and cable lattice climbing vines form the basis for a healthy urban ecosystem ROOFTOP ECOLOGY ECOLOGICAL NETWORK Rainwater infiltration planter network Rainwater collection UBC district energy Living roofs Solar power Wastewater treatment ECOLOGICAL GOALS 1. Use rainwater as a resource 2. Creat network of vegitated habitats in urban fabric 3. Minimize reliance on municipal energy grid 4. Connect people with natural ecosystems 5. Promote healthy lifestyles through encouraging activity 7 AP2 . 0 : COMMUNITY DENSITY AND POPULATION 3.5 FSR 3.2 FSR 2.8 FSR STUDENT VS. NON STUDENT HOUSING NON STUDENT STUDENT SITE FSR’s EAST/WEST MASSING SECTION 1.5 FSR Non Student (2.6 people per unit): 1759 units, 4573 people Student (3.6 people per unit): 1202 units, 4332 people Non Student FSR: 3.3 Student FSR: 2.8 POPULATION STATISTICS A B 8 Tim Baird / Amanda Grochowich / Carlos Velasco ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE 9 1ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE Food Production Minimize Waste Water as Resource Sustainable Building Materials Active Transport Transit Access Diversity and Heritage Living Lab Restorative Biodiversity Local Jobs and Economy Health Promotion Carbon Neutral 10 2ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE Food Production Minimize Waste Water as Resource Sustainable Building Materials Active Transport Transit Access Diversity and Heritage Living Lab Restorative Biodiversity Local Jobs and Economy Health Promotion Carbon Neutral 11 3ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT A grid orientation that transitions from the existing campus street grid to a north-south orientation, providing effective circulation as well as solar gain while creating an opportunity for a natural connection along the grid hinge. Health and Wellness path provides a 2km route for jogging and cycling as well as connecting outdoor fitness equipment, allowing residents to enjoy a complete outdoor workout in their own neighbourhood. Neighbourhood retail in the plaza of the heart of Acadia Park will provide convenient and walkable access to businesses that enhance the diversity of amenities availability to the centre campus community, including cafes, restaurants, a salon, a boutique and neighbourhood market. Businesses in Acadia Park will add opportunities for student employment on campus. The Acadia Connect project will preserve and enhance the cultural diversity and intellectual atmosphere that character- izes Acadia Park today, while providing a home for thousands of additional members of the UBC community. 12 4ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT A grid orientation that transitions from the existing campus street grid to a north-south orientation, providing effective circulation as well as solar gain while creating an opportunity for a natural connection along the grid hinge. Health and Wellness path provides a 2km route for jogging and cycling as well as connecting outdoor fitness equipment, allowing residents to enjoy a complete outdoor workout in their own neighbourhood. Neighbourhood retail in the plaza of the heart of Acadia Park will provide convenient and walkable access to businesses that enhance the diversity of amenities availability to the centre campus community, including cafes, restaurants, a salon, a boutique and neighbourhood market. Businesses in Acadia Park will add opportunities for student employment on campus. The Acadia Connect project will preserve and enhance the cultural diversity and intellectual atmosphere that character- izes Acadia Park today, while providing a home for thousands of additional members of the UBC community. 13 ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN 5 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE MAIN PLAZA Tree lined space, with a water feature that contains commercial space, including: a restaurant, a café, a hair salon and bou- tique. Fostering a sense of community: public gathering space, with bike share and co-op programs as well as a community centre and recreation space with bookable rooftop space. 14 ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN 6 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE NORTH BLOCK SOUTHERN BLOCK Blocks are oriented on a north-south orientation in order to mini- mize building energy use with passive design. Semi-public courtyards serve as combined site of recreation, food production and education. Community maintained gardens will provide opportunities for locally based food production, water and wastes. Health and wellness route passes through courtyard, providing com- munity access to adult and youth play and exercise. Systems oriented culture will be encouraged and promoted through inhabitant education on sustainable features through collaboration with UBC programs. Mix of three-story ground-oriented rowhouse form and six-story apartment extension. Hierarchy of public to semi-private courtyard spaces allows plentiful space for recreation, gardening and food production and enjoyment of nature. Auto-free roads provide safe family orientated spaces as well as direct pedestrian and bicycle connections. 15 ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN 7 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE FOOD PRODUCTION 1. Edible landscaping 2. Food producing trees 3. Community gardens 4. Rooftop and vertical gardens 5. Indoor home gardening 1 2 3 4 4 5 Local  production Imports Processing Waste Landfills Incinirators Composting Packaging Exports Comsumption Preparation Distribution &  transportation Local  storage 3.1  Local  production  and  Imports 3.2  Processing,  packaging  and distribution   3.4  Waste  Management 3.3  Preparation  and  consumption Local  production Imports Processing Acadia  Park Resident Participation + -­ Waste Landfills Incinirators Composting Packaging Exports Comsumption Preparation Distribution &  transportation Local  storage 16 ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN  8 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE BUILDING LAND USE CIRCULATION NETWORK FSR 4.5 Population: 10,780 Student Population: 4,900 Non-Student Population: 5,880 Housing Types - 3 story, ground orientated, row house - 6 story apartment buildings - Three 15-story towers Sustainable Transportation 17 ACADIA PARK MASTER PLAN 9 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE PROJECT PHASING Phase III – Acadia Park built out to projected density and sustainability systems. Phase II – Further development of local community amenities and towers. Phase I – Development of the southern neighbourhood, with the solar orientation. Existing – Current conditions in Acadia Park 18 10 ACADIA PARK CONNECT WITH NATURE NORTH EAST VIEW SOUTH EAST VIEW SOUTH WEST VIEW 19 JESSICA STUART + THOMAS DALEY a celebration of community and nature 20 ACADIA PARKTHUNDERBIRD BLVD. 16TH AVE. UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT LANDS GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE CONTEXT Site AreaUBC AreaUBC Campus 21 green + connect + celebrate GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE VISION Vision ConceptInspiration Acadia Park represents UBC’s most connected, green, and community-focused approach to campus housing to date. Density is introduced sensitively to the area through a mixture of building styles that offer a more urban living experience. Built form is balanced with a public realm that celebrates the pedestrian through a network of of lush greenways and community streets that offer opportunities for both quiet reflection and spontaneous play. With ample access to carshare, bike storage, and walkable streets, Acadia Park makes living a healthier lifestyle easy and accessible. 22 Pedestrian Cycling Transit Public Plazas/Streets Community Streets Green Streets Open Green Space Neighbourhood Green Non-Student Housing Student Housing Commercial Community Green Space Circulation Green + Open Space Land Use GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Master Plan Wesbrook MallTh un de rb ird  B lvd . Ag ro no m y R oa d To ro nt o Ro ad Un ive rsit y B lvd . 23 Water Collection District Energy Rain Water Runoff Collection District Energy System N50m10m GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Master Plan Wesbrook MallTh un de rb ird  B lvd . Ag ro no m y R oa d To ro nt o Ro ad Un ive rsit y B lvd . 24 GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Development Performance Non- Student Community Student Community FSR: 2.5-3 Population: 5257 Units: 1459 Total Population: 12714 Units: 4326 Exisitng Total Population: 3247 Units: 768 Projected Student to Non-Student Population Student Non-Student Student Populaiton Present & Projected Student Non-Student Total 0 3000 6000 9000 12000 15000 Existing Proposed Total Units - Present & Projected Existing Projected 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Existing Proposed Existing Figure Ground Proposed Figure Ground FSR: 3-3.5 Population: 7457 Units: 2867 25 Community Courtyard - Landscape 2m 14m 2m1m 4.5m4.5m PathwayChannel PatioPatio Pathway A GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Faculty and Resident Neighbourhood N50m10m Aerial View - North Towards University Village Greenway Section - Facing South Typical Building Form - Six-Storey Mid Rise Courtyard Area Pedestrian Pathway Low-Mid Rise Development 26 Shared Lane Sidewalk On Street ParkingOn Street Parking Shared Lane Shared Lane 4.5m 20m 2.5m 2.5m3m 3m 4.5m Sidewalk A N50m10m GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Urban Boulevard Urban Plaza Aerial - Urban Boulevard & Plaza Facing East Plaza Facing & Community Centre Typical Building Form - Fifteen -Storey Tower w/ Podium Urban Boulevard - Facing East 27 Community Courtyard - Landscape 3m 10m 3m4m Pathway Patio/GardenPatio/Garden A N50m10m GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Student & Family Housing Neighbourhood Neighbourhood Patios Greenway - Forested Walk Aerial - Facing Northwest Personalized Community Space Typical Building Form - Four-Storey Townhose Walk-Ups Neighbourhood Street - Facing EastGreenway & Plaza 28 Phase 1   2012-14 Replace deteriorated student housing stock and maintain functioning development. Phase 3   2021-30 Build out non-student housing area to connect with the exisiting neighbourhood to the north of the community and rebuild day care facilities with residential above. Phase 2   2015-20 Replace the remaining deteriorated student housing stock, densify new main street with market housing to generate revenue, introduce commercial uses and community services, and replace community centre. GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Development Phasing 29 N50m10m GREEN + CONNECT + CELEBRATE Master Plan 2m 14m 2m1m 4.5m4.5m PathwayChannel PatioPatio Pathway 30

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