Overall Landscape Design Curving, sweeping landscapes in beautiful asymmetry at the North Plaza, expresses the client’s motto for the ITE College West Campus – ‘Waves of Transformation’. The forecourt to the Centre for Service and the main auditorium is composed of sweeping wavy lines that are imbued with movement. The organic forms and terracing terrains that respects the original site’s rise and fall from North to South, adding a sense of groundedness to an overall space that Is designed to exude differing ambiences – formal, playful, serene, wild. A series of gardens throughout the long site create an environment engaged with nature. Framed by a variety trees and lush green shrubs, the North Plaza garden emanates an air of grand dignity. Like a quiet oasis, the interior courtyards, – Art and Code gardens – are spaces dedicated to facilitate small group gatherings and provide ‘green lungs’ for the built environment.
▼北广场绿墙和小瀑布水景，North Plaza Green walls and Cascades waterfeature
▼北广场台阶，North Plaza steps
Implementation The various facilities and landscape gardens integrated in the campus at various levels are :- North Plaza Entry; Events Plaza; Garden of Origins; Art Garden; Code Garden; The Flower Garden; Terrace Garden; Sky Lobby Garden and Outlook Garden. The entry North Plaza garden exudes a sense of grand dignity and formality consistent with creating a strong ﬁrst impression. The events plaza is a place of gathering and excitement where during large events, the steps form informal spectator seating around the base Oval which becomes a performance stage.
▼带有圆形剧场阶梯座位的中央活动广场空间，Central Event Plaza space with Amphitheater step seating
▼艺术花园——位于2个教学楼之间的庭院空间，The Art Garden - Situated as a courtyard space between 2 school blocks
▼Code花园——位于两个教学楼之下的庭院空间， Situated as a courtyard space between the next 2 school blocks
▼Code 花园俯瞰下面的起源花园，Code Garden overlooks into Garden of Origins below
▼运动村原始花园的日夜景，Day and Night view of Garden of Origins from The Sports Village
▼起源花园及部分跑道鸟瞰图，Aerial view of Garden of Origins and part of running track at Sports Village
▼五楼的花园，Flower Garden at Level 5
The interior courtyards named Art and Code gardens are spaces that provide repose, facilitate small groups gathering and also provide a sense of oasis within the school environment.
▼艺术花园和代码花园后方2层的线性瀑布，Linear Cascades at 2nd storey at rear of Art Garden and Code Garden
Environmental Sensitivity and Sustainability A wide variety of places were used to increase the bio-diversity of the site. Large trees with broad canopies were proposed to provide shade and comfort. Plants are carefully selected in respond to the spaces designed for various function and activities programmed. In total, the landscape was planted with 678 nos. of trees (26 varieties), 27 nos. of palms (2 varieties), more than 28 000nos. of tall shrubs (19varieties) and more than 68,000 nos. of Medium / Small Shrubs (18varieties).
▼总体景观规划，Overall Landscape Site Plan
▼部分纵剖面显示了场地对原有地形的景观响应，Part Longitudinal Section across site showing the Landscape response to original site terrain
▼设计和各种景观空间的初步发展，Initial development of design and various landscape spaces
▼与场地原始等高线相对应的原产地花园的初步草图，Initial sketch of the Garden of Origins corresponding to original contours of the site
▼起源花园的最终草图，Final Sketch for the Garden of Origins
▼ITE校园西北广场入口区域的室内研究模型，In-house study model for North Plaza Entry area of ITE Campus West
▼北广场最终修订设计图，Sketch of ﬁnal revised design for North Plaza
设计单位：STX Landscape Architects
Landscape Architect: STX Landscape
Gold: Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Professional Design Awards 2011