UBC Exchange, Gage South Residence
An enhanced UBC residence and integrated bus loop
The UBC Exchange is the point of arrival for approximately 20,000 people daily travelling to the campus on various bus routes. The Gage Residences provides more than 600 beds to students in varying configurations, including single, double and quadruple arrangements. The residences are arranged in four, interconnected blocks. The massing strategy breaks up the extent of the building into modules of varying heights ranging from 5 to 12-storeys above the podium level. Elevator and stair cores are located at the links between the buildings with natural light provided to internal corridors at these points in the plan. Project highlights by Phoenix Glass include the installation of curtain walls for both the residence and drivers facility, installation of glass canopies to the main buildings in addition to glass canopies for the bus shelter, interior glazing, glazed railings, exterior security gate wall, and doors.