The Nechako Housing Commons will be an important new facility and urban landmark on UBC’s beautiful Okanagan campus framing a large University Commons, a new intimate plaza and lush raingarden, as well as several primary campus pedestrian routes. The building has been imagined as a simple four-storey linear residential bar perched above the dynamic form of two levels of public space. The two-storey base accommodates shared amenities and ‘commons block’ programs serving the entire campus residence community, which have been conceived to interact with and animate the campus spaces around them. The building’s spaces and programs are arranged to encourage student interaction and to animate outdoor campus space around the building.
Check out a few beautiful new project shots by Andrew Latreille here.