Evaluation matrix for open spaces in Eco-campus

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    Swetha, K.
    Sundaram, Dr.A. Meenatchi
    2019 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Urban design


Open spaces do affect the Ecology of the campus, both behaviourally and functionally, any
Institution which can understand the characteristics of its campus can successfully achieve the
transformation in a constructive way. To understand the characteristics of a campus and to act
accordingly, the institutions would need a reference which can be in the form of a checklist or proper
guidelines; this gap is filled by the evaluation matrix. Evaluation matrix is a tool that helps institutions to value the quantity and quality of open spaces. It is used to identify active open spaces by campus landscape design taxonomy, categorising them into ten variables; from which 6 parameters are framed which will help in defining an eco-campus. The methodology is being applied on National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli the results show the advantages and shortcomings of the matrix. The matrix
is limited to academic zone since a campus has various zones that vary behaviourally and functionally.
The paper is a work in progress, future steps are inclusion of results from testing the hypothesis by the
survey conducted.

Keywords: Evaluation matrix, Open space, Eco-campus.


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