Cambridge University Campus
University campus extension
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jestico + Whiles – Aecom – topio
Study 25’000 m2 – Phase one 5’000 m2
Phase one under construction
Science campus park
The Green at West Cambridge is the new central open space at the heart of the campus. The 2.5 hectares project is both a green infrastructure as well as a student commons space.
The space utilises the conveyance and storage of approximately 2,000m3 of stormwater run-off the central feature of the space. The volume of water will fluctuate daily supporting emergent wetland vegetation.
Phase one is the 5,000m2 JJT Garden which sits between Cavendish III & the Shared Facilities Hub in the first phase of works and will be delivered and designed to seamlessly integrate with these two buildings. This first phase of The Green will set the design precedents for the future phases. The garden is a green landscape with open lawn areas providing opportunities for relaxation and informal activities.
Among others, the central gardens will provide an extensive green space which will form the first part of the wider ‘green’ central spine of the new masterplan; Spaces for street food vendors to add to the variety of catering opportunities …
“An open and sustainable garden, a place to meet made for the people.”