SITE ANALYSIS UNIVERSITY

SQUARE

LOCATION PLAN
TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY LAKESIDE CAMPUS
No.1 Jalan Taylor’s, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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KEY PLAN
UNIVERSITY
SQUARE

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What can u understand about the site when you looking at the floor plan?

FLOOR PLAN

Actual size of the site Types of material of the site The context of the site Some greenery of the site

Pedestrian Flow

Pedestrian flow data provides key evidence about the potentials and problems of a site.

Pedestrian flow
Grand hall
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Education block
Commercial block

lake
From commercial block –study block From roundabout –temptation From temptation – commercial block From roundabout – lake From commercial block –roundabout From lake – education block

- Number of peoples walk through the side

2pm-4pm 12am-5am 12pm-1pm

4pm-5pm

5pm-6pm 9pm-10pm
7am-9am 6pm- 11pm

reasons
8% 4% 15% 27%

23% 19%

4%

SECTION OF
UNIVERSITY SQUARE

SEC TION

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PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES
SUN PATH-TOPOGRAPHY-HYDROLOGY -WIND-TEMPERATURE ZONING

SUN PATH DIAGRAM
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Shadow

THE SUN RISES FROM EAST, THEREFORE SHADOWS FALL INFRONT OF THE BUILDING.

9:00 A.M

SUN PATH DIAGRAM
12:00 P.M.
WHEN THE SUN REACHES THE HIGHEST POINT, THE SHADOWs ONLY APPEAR at THE AREA UNDER THE TREE & THE AREA COVERED BY THE ROOF.
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SUN PATH DIAGRAm
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4:00 p.M.
Shadow

THE SUN SETS FROM The WEST, THEREFORE THE SHADOW WILL FALL FROM THE EAST.

topography
Original site plan The contour of the site

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From the stairs (area a), there is a slight slope which caused the water to flow south-east and south. In between area a and area b, it is almost even

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hydrology
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Rain water would flow down the stairs

Indications

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Direction of water flow drain

Accumulation point of water Water flows down to the university square from the amphitheatre

Flow down the stairs

To the lake

Accumulation points of water are mostly on the tiles while grass absorb the water. • There weren’t much drainage systems on University square

wind
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At 9.00a.m., there are small breeze for a short while. Around 12.00p.m., moderate strong wind can be detected from the south-east direction and north-east direction. At 3.00p.pm., strongest wind is blown from 115 degree south-eaSt to 184 degree south.

Temperature zoning
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• Coolest zone as labeled in a lighter yellow are completely shaded under the plants and is located at a higher slope which is exposed to the breeze from the south-east direction. • Cool zone as labeled in yellow are mainly around the plants area which the plants acts as shade and blocks the sunlight consequently. • Hot zone as labeled in orange which is mainly near the commercial block. The buildings block the sunlight partially. • Hottest zone as labeled in red which is the largest area of the site. It is directly exposed to the sunlight entirely without any blockage of sunlight.

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HEAR SMELL

TASTE

TOUCH

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loudness
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high mid low

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Students waiting for transport Part of the smoking area

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Near to the commercial block Very crowded during meal hours

Adp students’ rest area Location where students play table tennis Entrance where most students walk to head to commercial block

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Couples often sit there during day or night Students rarely go over there because of the hot climate

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smell
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1 : windy 2 : hot climate

When it’s windy, wind blows from the lake towards the university square which causes that area to have fishy smell

During hot weather, the heat from the sun causes the grass to produce a kind of unpleasant smell

5 senses
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touch
Granite paving
Rough surface

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grass

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Prickling feel

Handrail

Scorching pain during hot weather

5 senses :
Tables & chairs

view
Block c block d

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Stairs “temptation”

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lake

Commercial block

Waiting area

BIOLOGICAL
VEGETATION

ATTRIBUTES

vegetation
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• For decora tion purpos e

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For decoration purpose To act as a border for the staircase
• • For decoration purpose Yellow flowers add color to the university square

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For landscape purpose Can absorb rain water so that it does not remain stagnant in the University Square

For decoratio n purpose Can provide share for the students

Leaves that are widespread can provide shade for students

ATTRIBUTES
HUMAN ACTIVITY-FACILITIES

CULTURAL

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Has a large space for the waterthemed games The students do not have to clean up the place after the games because the grass will absorb the water.

Indicates the direction of the flow of the crowd into the site. The thicker the arrow, the larger the crowd.

• Has a space large enough to contain over a thousand people • Due to its open-air characteristic, it is a very suitable venue for a concert as its continuous air flow would be ideal for a crowded situation.

• Has a large space that can contain the large-sized projects. • Due to its location in between the campus and the commercial block, many people will pass by to look at their projects.

• The surrounding environment is very suitable for a peaceful wedding. • The lake view emphasizes the romantic atmosphere of the wedding.

• Has a large space for the waterthemed games • The students do not have to clean up the place after the games because the grass will absorb the water.

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-For decoration purpose

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-Can light up
the path for students passing by.
-Act as lighting for the trees during night time.

Allows rain water to flow in during rainy days.

-A shady
-Light up the path for passer-by place for students to chill or study.

S.W.O.T

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• The surrounding of the proposed site is planted with various kinds of plants

• It is suitable for activities such as wedding, concert and parties. • The design of the landscape beautifies the campus

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• Large areas of the site is exposed to sunlight as there are only few trees at the site, which make it quite hot in the day.

• Rain water will remain stagnant in the grass patches.

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• Provide more benches for students to sit on • Plants various type of flowers to light up the place.

• Plants more shady trees. • Install art structure to decorate the surrounding. • Set up food stalls.

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• Students may slip and fall because the surface of the University Square can be very slippery during rainy days

• Students who stand under the hot sun during events held in the University Square might faint due to heat stroke

improvement ideas

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