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“A common language of material and form; drawn from the local natural landscape features was selected to provide a distinct language unique to its setting.”
Four elements: place, threshold, path, and node, strengthen the original campus plan and re-establish McMaster as a strong presence within the City.
The edge of the campus is described by a continuous row of spruce trees interrupted only at the major entrances, which are marked by pairs of lanterns. The new Square, Court and Garden places are the core of the design; organizing the journey from the City to the heart of the campus and the landscape of Cootes Paradise beyond and creating a walkable precinct that gives priority to pedestrians and place making.
A common language of material and form; drawn from the local natural landscape features was selected to provide McMaster with a distinct language unique to its setting.
Completion Date: 2005
Project Type: Master Planning