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Sikora Wells Appel：该项目位于距离费城30英里的新泽西州劳雷尔山——伯灵顿县的罗文学院(RCBC)，前身为伯灵顿县学院(BCC)，是新泽西州南部领先的公立机构。RCBC是一所两年制的传统通勤学院，后面他们关闭了位于新泽西州彭伯顿的姊妹校区，吸收了彭伯顿的学生群体，并启动了“校园改造”项目，以期提供四年的大学体验，这段体验不仅要从课程工作角度出发，也要通过校园环境来激活。随着学生人数的不断增长，学校新建了78000平方英尺的“学生成就中心”，对现有建筑进行了翻新，并在校园核心地带进行了彻底改造，形成了新的中央广场绿地。
Sikora Wells Appel：Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia – Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC), formerly known as Burlington County College (BCC) serves as a leading public institution in Southern New Jersey. Traditionally a two-year commuter college, RCBC administrators closed their sister campus in Pemberton NJ, absorbed the Pemberton student population, and set the “Campus Transformation” in motion, with the vision of offering a four-year college experience. This experience was to be from not only a course work perspective, but also from the feeling the campus evokes. With the growing student population came a new 78,000 square foot “Student Success Center,” renovations to existing buildings, and a complete transformation at the core of campus with the new Central Quad green space.
Sikora Wells Appel通过与新的“学生成就中心”建筑协调设计了该校中央广场，该建筑由美国建筑师与Moody Nolan合作设计。新广场的设计很好的平衡了开放草坪空间中用于举行大型活动和仪式空间与用于聚会、用餐和学习的较小区域。作为中央活动中心，该广场在创建时考虑到了使用灵活性，并涵盖了日常的行人流线和户外餐饮、户外课程和其他校园活动空间。广场拥有近400英尺的圆形剧场式青石阶梯，以及大型混凝土座位墙种植池，其中种满了观赏草、多年生植物、灌木和开花树木。相比之下，小树林是一个更亲密的空间，包括各种遮荫树、地被植物、稳定的石尘砾石、移动设备充电站和可移动的桌椅。新的步行道网络将学生、教师和客人连接到了每栋建筑，以及邻近的停车场和校园其他区域。
Sikora Wells Appel’s creation of the Central Quad was designed in concert with the new “Student Success Center” building whose design was led by USA Architects in collaboration with Moody Nolan. The new Quad design balances an open lawn space designed to hold large events and ceremonies with smaller areas for gathering, dining, and studying. As the central activity hub, the Student Success Center Plaza was created with flexibility in mind and accommodates daily pedestrian circulation and outdoor dining, outdoor classes, and other campus events. Anchored by numerous built-in seating options, the Success Center Plaza boasts nearly 400 linear feet of amphitheater type bluestone steps in addition to large-scale concrete seat wall planters, which are filled with ornamental grasses, perennials, shrubs, and flowering trees. By contrast, the Grove is a more intimate space, incorporating a variety of shade trees, groundcover planting, stabilized stone dust gravel, mobile device charging stations, and moveable tables and chairs. A network of new walking paths serves to connect students, faculty, and guests to each building as well as the adjacent parking lots and other areas of campus.
在整个方案和项目设计开发阶段，Sikora Wells Appel的目标是提升校园使用的材料，并为未来的改进创造一个新的标准，同时创造与其他四年制大学机构一致的工程水平。除了场地设计，建筑细节和丰富的铺装材料、植物、照明和现场陈设也帮助校园反映了RCBC的新使命。以前主要由带有砖带的混凝土人行道主导，新的广场设计采用了高端混凝土铺路机和青石，以色调柔和的地面软化红砖建筑立面。出于安全和美观原因，照明是场地设计中的一个重要因素。所有新的人行道上都配备了LED灯——为晚上和周末上课的校园游客创造了安全的交通路线。小树林里安装了杆式灯具、月亮型灯具，安装在树木之间的碎石上的每台灯具360度为人们提供照明。新的广场景观设计也有助于界定空间和创造丰富多样的植物和四季校园环境。植物包括落叶树冠和开花树、常绿树木、落叶和常绿灌木、多年生植物、一年生植物，和修剪整齐的大片开阔草坪。
Throughout the schematic and design development project phases, Sikora Wells Appel aimed to elevate the materials used on campus and create a new standard for future improvements, while creating a level of finish consistent with other four-year college institutions. In addition to the site design, the construction detailing and richness in the paving materials, plantings, lighting, and site furnishings help the campus to reflect RCBC’s new Mission. Previously dominated by concrete sidewalks with brick accent bands, the new Quad design incorporates high end concrete unit pavers and bluestone, with a ground-plane color palette to soften the red brick building facades. Lighting was a large factor in the site design for both safety and aesthetic reasons. New pedestrian scale, pole top LED lights are provided along all the new walkways – creating safe circulation routes for campus goers during evening and weekend classes. The Grove area incorporates pole mounted, moon light type fixtures, each washing light three hundred and sixty degrees on the stone fines between the trees. New Quad landscape design also aids in defining spaces and creating a campus environment, rich with a wide variety of plant material and four-season interest. The Palette of plant material includes deciduous canopy and flowering trees, evergreen trees, deciduous and evergreen shrubs, perennials, annuals, and large open areas of manicured, fine lawn.
▼广场可移动桌椅 The moveable tables and chairs
该项目的目标不仅限于创造联系和舒适的空间，还包括通过让学生和教师留在校园，来营造社区意识，改变通勤文化。这片分割了校园的2.5英亩空地，让RCBC有了一所通勤学院的感觉。以前，学生们会在课间从一栋楼开车到另一栋楼，而Sikora Wells Appel和RCBC的官员们希望提供缺失的便利设施，提升学生的体验。受学院的从两年制通勤学院转型为四年制学院计划的推动，新的四年制学院的改造完全改变了RCBC校园的体验感和功能。
The project goals were not limited to creating connections and comfortable spaces, but to also create a sense of community and change the commuter culture by keeping students and faculty on campus. The two and a quarter acre open field divided the campus and made RCBC feel like the commuter college it was. Where previously students would drive from building to building between classes, Sikora Wells Appel and RCBC officials wanted to elevate the student experience and provide amenities that were missing. Driven by the institution’s planned transformation from a two-year commuter college to a four-year college, the new Quad improvements have completely transformed the feel and functionality of the RCBC campus.
▼通过景观软化建筑 Soften the red brick building
▼项目平面图 Master Plan
▼种植设计及时间表 Planting Plans and Schedules Courtesy of Sikora Wells Appel
地点：美国 新泽西州 劳雷尔山
景观设计：Sikora Wells Appel
摄影：Sikora Wells Appel, RCBC工作人员，Landscape Forms
合作伙伴：USA Architects, Taylor Wiseman Taylor Civil Engineering, Mike Haener Irrigation, Concord Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Cumming Corporation Construction Management, and Terminal Construction
Project Name: Rowan College at Burlington County Quadrangle
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Area: 4.5 acres
Completion Date: 2017
Landscape Architect: Sikora Wells Appel
Photography: Sikora Wells Appel, RCBC Staff, Landscape Forms
Client: Rowan College at Burlington County
Partners: USA Architects, Taylor Wiseman Taylor Civil Engineering, Mike Haener Irrigation, Concord Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Cumming Corporation Construction Management, and Terminal Construction
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