UVic Residence, building 1, is a nine-storey mixed-use residential and educational space complex situated south of the University of Victoria's Student Union Building along the outer perimeter of Ring Road.
Note: the unit/bed count is an approximation.
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These new residences do seem to reflect the Marxist philosophies that have taken over UVic.
I don’t know how you can look at that structure and say it lifts the spirit or adds a pleasant visual change to what was there before.
Well. Comparing to what was there before, its... better IMO. But what what was there before was... ewwww.
yep, pam madoff definitely should have been in charge of this one :rolleyes:
Pretty standard, par for the course student housing IMO; Gage tower or Brock Commons @ UBC are comparables which I well remember from my grad studies. They'll never win an architectural award of course, they are built for function, rarely for form or to be especially pleasing to the eye. Lets see what this one looks like in a few years (assuming there will be plants, greenery and trees planted nearby) once they fill in and mature. A newer, taller UBC dorm such as Orchard Common is slightly better but at that it still looks like a shiny biology lab, or some glass and steel factory where they make terminators.....
When I attended UVic in the 80's the center quadrangle was pretty harsh and barren as the surrounding flora was newly planted and immature; and it looked like a place where the army could easily drill new recruits. Fast forward 40 years all those trees surrounding it have now grown and matured and the tree canopy frames the area very nicely still permitting lots of sun but also providing plenty of shade or good cover when it rains.
^ absolutely. The UVic quad is fantastic (ignore the silly red chairs all over it right now).
UVic to fast-track $201 million construction of new dormitory, dining and classroom buildings
A single phase of construction in lieu of two will shorten the construction of two mixed-use UVic buildings by 16 months.
UVic's 600-units of new student housing will push campus buildings to new heights
UVic's upcoming residential buildings will rise to nine and eleven-storeys and include modernized classrooms, meeting spaces and a new dining hall.