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  1. 1. Landscape Narrative West Courtyard Bicycles and pedestrians will access the site with safety, comfort and ease. A The Systems Biotechnology Building and associated landscape forms the dedicated bicycle trail and separated pedestrian sidewalk, similar to that along Serving as the west entry from the quad, the west courtyard serves as both a gateway to the future east campus. As the first project under the master the Broadway frontage of the main campus, will provide clear and safe access pedestrian through-way and a comfortable seating area. A diagonal pathway plan, the Systems Biotech landscape will set the character for all future and wayfinding to the site. A centrally located multi-modal transit stop will pulls the quad into the courtyard while aligning itself with views to the development of the campus. Through creative stormwater management serve as a gateway to the campus and continue a long preference of alternative Flatirons. Equally important, visitors enter the quad from Colorado Avenue techniques, utilization of native vegetation and seamless landscape transportation in Boulder. and are aligned with views into the courtyard and entry architecture. Seat- integration, the Systems Biotechnology Building will be a showcase for green walls, planters and lawn steps provide west facing seating. Canopy trees development while creating a unique identity for the east campus. South Courtyard shade the setting sun while evergreen trees within the courtyard and the adjacent quad provide buffer to westerly winds. Water is to be captured within Sustainability in the landscape will be approached environmentally, socially The south courtyard is a gathering space that welcomes visitors while taking decorative cast iron grates and directed towards the east/west corridor and and economically. Using locally available and manufactured materials will care of the regulars. Located between large auditoriums and the cafeteria, drainage feature. reduce the greenhouse gases associated with transportation while supporting the south courtyard will have a busy mix of visitors throughout the day and the local economy. Educational opportunities will be sought throughout night. Large canopy trees provide needed shade while allowing views into the Northwest Courtyard the project and highlighted with interpretive education. This will include courtyard. Pedestrian scaled lighting within the courtyard transitions to subtle education related to green design and sustainability, to the local environment step and accent lighting nearer to Colorado Ave. Roof draining water and Created as an outdoor room, the northwest courtyard will soon be one of the and ecosystem and to the scientific research and development happening at the surface water is captured in a central channel drain with decorative cast iron south-east anchors to the quad. The space is created by tucking terraced walls East Campus. grate. The water and channel is a feature that makes its way south out of the and a paver patio into the slope, providing an attractive and semi open room courtyard and east within a landscaped swale, eventually making its way to for outdoor gathering. Water is captured within channel drains with decorative The landscape will complement the character of the exterior architecture and the east courtyard where it drains to Innovation Drive. iron grates leading to the temporary parking lot. A temporary drop-off be inspired by the innovative and groundbreaking research to occur within provides close pedestrian access to the quad and building itself. the walls of the Systems Biotechnology Building. As a landscape ecologically East Courtyard located in the plains grasslands, it is important to utilize vegetation that East/West Corridor is appropriate to place. Dryland meadows will be infused in the campus Accommodating events and special engagements, the east courtyard provides environment by creating clearly enclosed beds. Further acceptance of the Creating a strong east/west pedestrian connection was a clearly defined goal enhanced paving materials, a water feature, vegetated green screens and dryland meadow will be achieved through inclusion of ornamental grasses and of the building and site design. From the east, the corridor is softened with stormwater management. Provisions for donor pavers adjacent to a paving native perennials within the meadow. Other plants will be selected based on vegetated green screens, canopy trees and a paving pattern that symbolizes the detail symbolic of the double helix create fund raising opportunities. At the form, color, texture, year-round interest and low-water requirements. lowland riparian ecosystem of the nearby Boulder Creek. As one continues west end of the courtyard, the paving pattern emanates from a water feature creating soothing sounds echoing within the space. Canopy trees on the north westward, these elements are repeated within the architecture and paving. A formal pattern of paths, site walls and steps will frame landscape planting Upon reaching the quad, the paving pattern is transformed into a functional and various vegetated green screens help to soften the space by adding color beds. Outdoor rooms will enhance student learning by providing intimate drainage swale that captures water from the west courtyard and roof drains. and shade. Water is channelized within a decorative cast iron grate that spills space for quiet study and contemplation. Larger gathering areas will inspire This channel helps to minimize water on the handicap ramps to the north, eastward into a catch-basin, meeting the drainage swale which began at the group discussion. Exterior spaces will be situated to take advantage of providing water infiltration and water quality improvements. Within the center south courtyard. Flatiron views and to compliment the functions of the adjacent interior space. quad stairs, the water is directed within a trickle channel with decorative cast Innovation will grow out of the details. Special attention will be given to iron grates that make their way north within a recessed center channel. It will ground plain patterns and use of water throughout the landscape. A conscious be important that future quad improvements handle this water sensitively as effort will be made to enhance the water quality management by draining the drainage proceeds northward. roof-top water and surface draining water through landscaped swales, benefitting both downstream water quality and the vegetation that it passes through. R O B E R T A.M. Landscape Narrative S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 1
  2. 2. Preseve view Various from adjacent Honeylocust LASP Technol- and Colorado ogy building Spruce trees are appropri- ate for pres- erva on or reloca on 1 2 6 2 Landscape and Exis ng com- drainage treat- munity garden ment prece- west of prop- dence set by erty adjacent LASP Technology building. 2 7 2 Right-of-ways Exis ng Chil- on the east dren’s Center and the south west of prop- are significant- erty. ly higher than the en re site. 3 2 8 2 Right-in/right- Site is cur- out access to rently uses as LASP Technol- passive trail by ogy building the community and ac ve trail by the cross country run- ners. 4 2 9 2 10’ detached Opportuni es sidewalk for exist to conue pedestrian and parway treat- bicycle access. ment along the Note, only west north property bound bicycles line. have bike-lane along Colorado 5 2 10 2 N R O B E R T A.M. Site Analysis S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 2
  3. 3. N R O B E R T A.M. Site Plan S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 3
  4. 4. LEGEND To Boulder Creek Path To Boulder Creek Path Vehicular Circulation ery Drive Bicycle Access D iscov ADA Routes Crosswalk 400 Parking Spaces ADA Accessible Parking Children’s Center (Vacant) Drop off Bicycle Parking Proposed Bus Stop Existing Bus Stop Service Future Parking Garage Innovation Drive Colorado Avenue NOT TO SCALE N R O B E R T A.M. Site Access & Circulation S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 4
  5. 5. SOUTH COURTYARD WEST COURTYARD EAST COURTYARD Spring/Fall Summer Winter * all shadows represent 12pm N R O B E R T A.M. Sun/Shade Analysis S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 5
  6. 6. Ivy Standard Scored Grey Concrete Movable Furniture Channel Drain with Cast Iron Grate Pavers Large Steps (12”x28”) Raised Planter Steps (6”x14”) Pedestrian Bicycle Path Drainage Swale Not to Scale Channel Drain with Cast Iron Grate N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: South Courtyard S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 6
  7. 7. Granite Pavers Green Screen Seatwall (18”) Shrub Bed Channel Drain w/ Cast Iron Grate Scupper Event Space Innovation Drive Pavers Standard Scored Grey Concrete Water Feature & Green Screen Drainage From South Courtyard Not to Scale N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: East Courtyard S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 7
  8. 8. Lawn Steps (12” x 24”) Pavers Concrete Steps (6” x 14”) Standard Scored Grey Concrete Raised Planter/Seat Wall (18” above upper plaza) Scale: 1” = 20’ N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: West Courtyard S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 8
  9. 9. Drop Off Area Wind Buffer Planting Pavers Seatwalls Raised Planter Scale: 1” = 20’ N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: Northwest Courtyard S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 9
  10. 10. Concrete Paving Green Screens Stone Pavers MATCHLINE (SEE PAGE 11) Innovation Drive Ramp Interior Landscape West Courtyard Architecturally Integrated Green Screen Green Screen Ivy Lawn Steps East West N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: East-West Corridor S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 10
  11. 11. Bench Drain Channel w/ Iron Grate MATCHLINE (SEE PAGE 10) Standard Scored Grey Concrete Scale: 1” = 10’ N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: East-West Corridor S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 11
  12. 12. Permeable Paver Parking Lot Concrete Steps Concrete Drainage Flume at Steps Channel Drain w/ Cast Iron Grate Standard Scored Grey Concrete Drainage Swale from East-West Corridor Bench Not to Scale R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: Quad Steps S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 12
  13. 13. Standard Scored Grey Concrete Canopy Tree Bosque Pedestrian Bicycle Path Raised Planter (18”) Bus Stop Shelter Warning Strip Not to Scale N R O B E R T A.M. Key Plans: Bus Stop S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 13
  14. 14. 2 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 1 Crusher Fines Crusher fines offer a flexible soft surface material that may 2 Porous Paving Porous pavings allow water to infiltrate through paved 1 3 be used in planting areas, bike rack spaces and pedestrian paths. The permeable areas. This improves safety by minimizing surface water/ice formation and pro- surface minimizes ice formation and is non-slip. vides and non-slip surface for pedestrians. Note the dry paving in the left image despite the snow in the trees and adjacent surfaces. 1 3 3 5 4 Lawn Pavers Pavers placed in lawn create a 5 Planters/Walls Brick walls with a limestone softened hardscape that compliments small spaces cap will allow for plenty of seating throughout the site 3 Conrete and intimate courtyards. In addition, the lawn pavers while complimenting the architectural elements of will create visual continuity between turf areas and the structure. hardscape. R O B E R T A.M. Site Materials S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 14
  15. 15. 3 3 1 2 3 1 Lawn Steps Lawn steps form an elegant visual transition from architectural The integration of softscape materials with hardscape materials gives rise to space to landscape space while providing a functional slope transition and an a dynamic and welcoming outdoor space. informal seating area. 2 Campus Quad The classic campus quad or great lawn is a staple campus element that 3 Green Screen Architecturally integrated screens containing ivy helps to shade the provides a beautiful setting for endless student activities and establishes a balance to the volume of buildign while softening the building facade. the surrounding architecture. R O B E R T A.M. Site Features S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 15
  16. 16. Plant Variety Fall color can be impressive in a variety of plant types and sizes including trees, shrubs and grasses. This creates a wonderful dynamic in the vegetation during the time of year when most students are returning to Boulder. Winter can be equally showey. Ornamental grasses such as the Miscanthus grass delicately hold the snow. Red twig dogwoods provide a sharp contrast in winter. Planting schemes that utilize a full spectrum of color, texture, form and size create visual appeal that endures through all seasons BUFFER SHADE Burning Bush Miscanthus Red Twig Dogwood Northern Red Oak Feather Reed Grass Boston Ivy Columnar English Oak Crabapple R O B E R T A.M. Landscape Plan/Plant Materials S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 16
  17. 17. 6 4 3 4 1 5 4 2 Movable Tables and Chairs 4 Landscape Forms 4 6 2 7 1 Standard Bench 6 6 Victor Stanley RB-28, 6’ SteelSites Series 4 3 Ash Receptacle 4 Trash 5 Pedestrian Light 6 Bike Rack 7 Tree Grate Forms + Surfaces, Bulter Victor Stanley S-42, black powder-coated, CORA Expo W Series 7510, 10 bike capacity metal straps, Ironsites Series R O B E R T A.M. Site Furniture S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 17
  18. 18. PLAINS GRASSLAND VEGETATION LOWLAND RIPARIAN VEGETATION DECIDUOUS CANOPY TREE DECIDUOUS CANOPY TREES ACER PLATANOIDES `EMERALD QUEEN` / EMERALD QUEEN MAPLE ACER RUBRUM / RED SUNSET MAPLE ACER PLATANOIDES `ROYAL RED` / `ROYAL RED` MAPLE CATALPA SPECIOSA / NORTHERN CATALPA GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS `SKYLINE` / SKYLINE HONEY LOCUST FRAXINUS AMERICANA `AUTUMN PURPLE` / AUTUMN PURPLE ASH GLEDITSIA TRIACANTHOS INERMIS `SHADEMASTER` TM TM / SHADEMASTER LOCUST QUERCUS ROBUR `FASTIGIATA` / PYRAMIDAL ENGLISH OAK QUERCUS ROBUR `FASTIGIATA` / PYRAMIDAL ENGLISH OAK TILIA CORDATA / LITTLELEAF LINDEN EVERGREEN TREE FLOWERING ORNAMENTAL TREES PINUS NIGRA / AUSTRIAN BLACK PINE AMELANCHIER CANADENSIS / SHADBLOW SERVICEBERRY MULTITRUNK PINUS PONDEROSA / PONDEROSA PINE DECIDUOUS SHRUBS FLOWERING ORNAMENTAL TREE AMELANCHIER ALNIFOLIA `REGENT` / SASKATOON SERVICEBERRY CRATAEGUS CRUS-GALLI INERMIS TM / THORNLESS COCKSPUR HAWTHORN AMELANCHIER CANADENSIS / SHADBLOW SERVICEBERRY MULTITRUNK KOELREUTERIA PANICULATA / GOLDEN RAIN TREE CORNUS STOLONIFERA ‘BAILEYI’ / RED TWIG DOGWOOD MALUS X `SPRING SNOW` / SPRING SNOW CRAB APPLE HYDRANGEA ARBORESCENS `ANNABELLE` / ANNABELLE SMOOTH HYDRANGEA LONICERA SYRINGANTHA `GRANDIFLORA` / HONEYSUCKLE DECIDUOUS SHRUBS PRUNUS CISTENA / PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY BUDDLEJA ALTERNIFOLIA `ARGENTEA` / BUTTERFLY BUSH PRUNUS TOMENTOSA / NANKING CHERRY CARYOPTERIS X CLANDONENSIS `BLUE MIST` / BLUE MIST SHRUB RHAMNUS FRANGULA `COLUMNARIS` / ALDER BUCKTHORN FORESTIERA NEOMEXICANA / NEW MEXICAN PRIVET HIBISCUS SYRIACUS `DIANA` / ROSE OF SHARON ORNAMENTAL GRASSES KOLKWITZIA AMABILIS / BEAUTY BUSH MISCANTHUS SINENSIS `GRACILLIMUS` / MAIDEN GRASS LONICERA SYRINGANTHA `GRANDIFLORA` / HONEYSUCKLE SACCHARUM RAVENNAE / PLUME GRASS LONICERA X `HONEYROSE` / HONEYROSE HONEYSUCKLE LONICERA XYLOSTEUM `EMERALD MOUND` / EMERALD MOUND HONEYSUCKLE MAHONIA AQUIFOLIUM / OREGON GRAPE DRYLAND MEADOW PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA / RUSSIAN SAGE EPHRAIM CRESTED WHEATGRASS PHYSOCARPUS OPULIFOLIUS `DIABLO` / DIABLO NINEBARK SHEEP FESCUE PRUNUS BESSEYI `PAWNEE BUTTES` / SAND CHERRY PERENNIAL RYE PRUNUS TOMENTOSA / NANKING CHERRY CHEWINGS FESCUE RHUS AROMATICA `GRO-LOW` / GRO-LOW FRAGRANT SUMAC KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS ROSA MEIDILAND SERIES `BONICA` / BONICA MEIDILAND ROSE FEATHER REED GRASS ROSA MEIDILAND SERIES `FIRE` / FIRE MEIDILAND ROSE BIG BLUESTEM ROSA MEIDILAND SERIES `WHITE` / WHITE MEIDILAND ROSE GOLD YARROW SYRINGA PATULA `MISS KIM` / MISS KIM LILAC SUNFLOWER VIBURNUM OPULUS `COMPACTUM` / COMPACT EUROPEAN CRANBERRYBUSH BLUE FLAX VIBURNUM OPULUS `NANUM` / DWARF EUROPEAN VIBURNUM VIBURNUM TRILOBUM `COMPACTUM` / COMPACT AMERICAN CRANBERRY VIBURNUM EVERGREEN SHRUBS VINES/IVY CAMPSIS RADICANS / TRUMPETVINE JUNIPERUS HORIZONTALIS `BLUE CHIP` / BLUE CHIP JUNIPER PARTHENOCISSUS TRICUSPIDATA / BOSTON IVY JUNIPERUS HORIZONTALIS `HUGHES` / HUGHES JUNIPER PARTHENOCISSUS QUINQUEFOLIA / VIRGINIA CREEPER JUNIPERUS MEDIA `SEA GREEN` / SEA GREEN JUNIPER PARTHENOCISSUS QUINQUEFOLIA ‘ENGLEMANNII’ / ENGLEMAN IVY JUNIPERUS SABINA `BUFFALO` / BUFFALO JUNIPER HEDRA IVY / ENGLISH IVY PINUS MUGO `MOPS` / MUGO PINE ORNAMENTAL GRASSES CALAMAGROSTIS X ACUTIFLORA `KARL FOERSTER` / FEATHER REED GRASS HELICTOTRICHON SEMPERVIRENS / BLUE OAT GRASS MISCANTHUS X GIGANTEUS / GIANT MISCANTHUS R O B E R T A.M. Landscape Plant List S T E RN A R C H I T E CTS Systems Biotechnology Building University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado May 1, 2009 Page 18

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