Heslington East Campus Masterplan, University of York

BDP, York, 2010

 

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  • Location plan    
  • Masterplan    
  • Cluster One and proposed cluster two masterplan    
  • Cluster one evolution    
  • Landscape character and student experience    
  • Clusterscape concepts    
  • Developed and concept section    
  • Hub - 3D visualisation    
  • 3D visualisation    
  • Concept overview from lakeshore    
  • Cluster concepts    

First of four clusters at the East campus, providing academic buildings, student accommodation, research and social spaces

The cluster comprises of four academic buildings - theatre, film and television, the schools of law and management, computer science and the interdisciplinary hub - as well as knowledge transfer space and a 600 bed Goodricke College residential development.

Academic and residential buildings are clustered around a gateway building, the Hub, which contains shared research facilities and social spaces. The Hub is at the south-east corner of the site at the end of the main access route into the campus and on a diagonal pedestrian route that extends through the campus.

There are three main routes from the existing campus that run west to east along the site. To the north of the site is the service road, in the centre a pedestrian/cycle path - linking all the planned clusters, and to the south is the University Transit System that provides a shuttle service between the new and existing university accommodation.

The residential college, located in the north of the site, creates a climate trap. This protects the site from the cold northerly winds, and forms a suntrap to the garden spaces throughout the year. All entrances to buildings are orientated south to south east.

Academic buildings have metal panel cladding with key elements expressed as separate entities acting as markers for way finding through the campus. Residential buildings are clad with a combination of coloured render and timber.

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  • Begun: May 2007
  • Completed: 2010
  • Sectors: Education, Residential, Master-planning
  • Total cost: £200M
  • Address: Heslington East Campus, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

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