New North Science Pedestrian Corridor, University of Connecticut
As part of the University’s development of a STEM focused district in the northwest quadrant of campus, the University undertook an enabling project to source the utilities for the new development. Due to the extensive amount of utility work, the entirety of Auditorium Road and adjoining landscape areas was to be disturbed. This afforded the opportunity to implement enhancements to the adjoining building sites and Campus Master Plan concepts, including the North Woodland Corridor, an organizational and performative landscape feature to be continued into the heart of the Northwest Science Quad.
Following the Master Plan vision, the roadway was re-aligned into curvilinear corridor more consistent with a naturalistic woodland aesthetic. Walkways adjoin and depart from the roadway to bring pedestrians into and through unique experiences with a variation of planting and topography. Rain gardens throughout collect stormwater runoff improving the water quality of downstream Swan Lake and Eagleville Brook.
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