The University located
on a very beautiful hill/mountain site 10 km. away
from Chiang Rai town Center. The majority of the site terrain are very hilly to
steep mountain with very few flatter area and less steep topography available.
The main goal
for the design is to create a well harmonious developed campus onto the site’s
richness by optimized/minimized the changes and maximized the preservation of
its environment and character such as landform, natural water flow corridor,
existing forest grove etc.
To achieve the
balance in the campus functional usage, aesthetic and the environmental aspects,
series of thorough site & program analysis were performed in order to
obtain the site opportunity and constraints. Various site planning and design
criteria were formed as framework for the project.
Such as Prominent
landform and hill were preserved together with all natural water flow
corridors, stream, swale have been protected and preserved. Water weirs, dam,
retention ponds are proposed where possible to create collecting as usable and
cooling the surrounding environment as well as aesthetically reflected the
images of the buildings in the campus.
architectural buildings and function such as sport activities that required a
big flat platform were placed where less steep and flatter area. Where smaller
buildings such as teacher’ housing were located on steeper terrain in order to
optimize/minimize soil cut & fill
Thus shall fulfil
and enrich the coexistent of a well natural ecological habitat and human into
this unique mountain/hillside campus.