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A national Centre for public health on Robson Street in downtown, Vancouver Meneses, Joel Loreto 1998

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A N A T I O N A L C E N T R E F O R PUBLIC H E A L T H O N R O B S O N STREET IN D O W N T O W N , V A N C O U V E R , by JOEL L O R E T O MENESES B.Sc, The University of Calgary, Calgary, 1992 A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT O F T H E REQUIREMENTS F O R T H E DEGREE O F MASTER O F A R C H I T E C T U R E in T H E F A C U L T Y O F G R A D U A T E STUDIES School of Architecture W e accept unis 1^esk-aLconformingj:o tfoe required standard T H E UNIVERSITY-QLLBRITISH C O L U M B I A February 1998 © Joel Loreto Meneses, 1998 In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission. Department of A)*-^-*-/>72=^j-^<a,fc> The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Date HA^-^-i-f o u? DE-6 (2/88) A B S T R A C T In 1994, a Forum on National Health was held in Sun Valley, California to discuss the responsibilities of the university for the health of urban populations. It called for the development of a " N e w School of Public Health" in the urban centre to deal with community crippling health issues and preventive care. The current state of health care in Canada cannot support the tradition of individual and curative care in the wake of an aging, expanding population and rising medical costs. Efforts must be directed towards preventive, public health education. This thesis will deal with three major issues: (I) the re-establishment of a National School of Public Health as an academic institution and part of a new civic building - an Academic Health Centre; (2) to house in the Academic Health Centre major public and community health related facilities in Vancouver such as the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and Hospice; and (3) to urbanize the Academic Health Centre in downtown Vancouver as a way to educate the community about preventive health issues through passive and interactive means such as billboarding, media, and ease of accessibility to lectures, and resource facilities. ii TABLE O F C O N T E N T S Abstract ii Table of Contents •. iii Site Photo I Site Model • 2. Conceptual Study Models 3 Ground Floor Plan... 4 Second Floor Plan ; 5 Third Floor Plan 6 Fourth Floor Plan 7 Fifth (Hospice ) Floor Plan . 8 Sixth Floor Plan 9 Typical Academic (7-10) Floor Plan 10 Roof Plan I I Robson Street (South) Elevation 11 Richards Street (West) Elevation 13 Short Section A, North Facing Through Theater 14 Short Section B, North Facing Through Dr. Peter Centre 15 Long Section C , East Facing Through Cafe 16 Long Section D, East Facing Through Theater 17 iii Alley (East) Elevation 18 Party Wall (North) Elevation 19 Model Detail: School O f Public Health Atrium Lobby Entrance 20 Exterior Perspective O f Dr. Peter Centre Entrance 21 Interior Perspective O f Atrium Lobby Looking West 22 Interior Perspective O f Staircase T o Auditorium Terrace 23 Model: Robson Street Elevation Model: Robson Street Corner Areal Perspective 24 Model: Richards Street Perspective Model: Alley/Party Wall Perspective 25 Model: Alley Elevation Model: Roof. 26 IV I I 2 Ground Floor Plan I -Theater 2- Cafe 3- Classrooms/Lecture Halls 4- Public Learning Centre 5- Cafeteria 6- Detox Centre 7- Service Z>. n zr o> —\ CL tn r+ ~S CD (15 Robson Street Second Floor Plan I - Dr. Peter AIDS Day Centre 2- Pacific AIDS Resource Centre 3- School of Public Health Entrance Lobby 4- Book Store 5- Theater 6- AIDS Memorial Plaza 7- Library 8- Loading Bay 5 II I I I I Third Floor Plan I - Dr. Peter AIDS Medical Clinic 2- Pacific AIDS Resource Centre 3- School Of Public Health Atrium 4- Book Store 5- Outdoor Theater Roof Terrace 6- Administration Fourth Floor Plan I - Dr. Peter AIDS Hospice Level One 2- Pacific AIDS Resource Centre 3- School of Public Health Atrium 4- Student Services Fifth (Hospice ) Floor Plan I - Dr. Peter AIDS Hospice Level 2 2- Outdoor Terrace 3- Hospice Room 8 0 Sixth Floor Plan I - Student Lounge 2- Computing Services 3- Typical Offices Typical Academic (7-10) Floor Plan I - Student Lounge 2- Typical Offices 3- Conference Spaces 10 13 Short Section B, North Facing Through Dr. Peter Centre 15 16 17 23 24 


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