The Gage South Residences and the UBC Exchange are linked developments located at the intersection of Student Union Boulevard and Westbrook Mall. The site is a key component of the University Boulevard Precinct. This development aims to unite transit and student living in a mixed-use environment.
The UBC Exchange will be the point of arrival for approximately 20,000 people daily travelling to the campus on various bus routes. The alighting platform is located adjacent the new Aquatic Centre from which students will circulate primarily to the southwest to destinations on campus.
The Gage Residences will provide more than 600 beds to students in varying configurations, including single, double and quadruple arrangements. A new Micro Unit will be included which provides a kitchen, bathroom, sleeping and study area in a space of 140 SF.
The residences are arranged in four, interconnected blocks. The massing strategy breaks up the extent of the building into modules of varying heights ranging from 5 to 12 storeys above the podium level. Elevator and stair cores are located at the links between the buildings with natural light provided to internal corridors at these points in the plan. Common facilities are located at podium level along the north edge of the complex with direct access to outdoor activity areas on the podium roof.
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