In the following computer-generated architectural renderings, trees have been removed to aid clarity. Pattern of paths is suggestive only (not a required part of design).
Looking North from Kohlberg toward Dupont:
Looking West from Hicks parking lot:
Description: The "Corner" scheme proposes the construction of a new 3 story building (including the walk-out basement and mechanical penthouse) located in front of the Cornell Science Library, and in the location of the existing Physics and Astronomy wing of Dupont Hall. This new building is linked to the remaining portions of Dupont Hall via connectors on both floors. Wet Labs, classrooms, shared spaces, and Mechanical Systems will occupy the new construction.
DuPont's Physics and Astronomy building is demolished, but the remaining Chemistry, Research Addition and Mathematics and Statistics wings are completely renovated, and new large (200 seat and 80 seat) lecture halls are constructed at a walk-out basement level in the New Building. A roof terrace on the lecture halls construction will create an open plaza with views toward the Crum Woods.
A new Central Chilled Water Plant is constructed as a free-standing building near the base of the water tower.
Martin Hall has a new Mechanical Penthouse constructed, with infrastructure upgrades and selective renovation of areas adjacent to the central core of the building, as well as corridors and the Main Entrance.
Advantages: Centralizes New Program; activates/balances points of entry along along quad; architecturally redefines West edge of quad.
Disadvantages: difficult program fit; limited opportunities for fenestration visible from North quad; requires significant demolition of Dupont Hall; construction phasing complications due to extent of existing building demolition; building "length" on West edge exceeds that of adjacent buildings.
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