location: University of British Columbia
status: 2010 Academic project
designer: Stéfan Levasseur w/ Mark Ross
mentor: Martin Lewis
Re-establishing the ground datum to the existing roofscape, a vegetative formal expression rethinks the entrenched connotation of what an engineering courtyard could be.
Vegetation within the courtyard is coded to reflect the given program of UBC’s new engineering centre, providing a sense of cohesion between the vegetative and built programs.
Transparency is used to blur the boundary between landscape and building. The landscape penetrates within the building challenging social conventions by creating a visual filter between programmatic elements.