2040 Official Community Plan - Form & Character
In many jurisdictions, wholly institutional developments are exempt from DP Guidelines or, at the very least, not given specific guidelines. In many cases, the City will not have jurisdiction over Institutional development (e.g., hospitals, schools) but desires to have an influence and provide direction to ensure these developments help the City to achieve its design goals and community objectives.
7.1.1 General guidelines
- Design institutional buildings to respond to the Design Foundations (2.0) and General Guidelines (2.1), while respecting the need for functional (e.g., access or parking) or site-specific design solutions.
- Key Institutional buildings may incorporate landmark or emblematic design features, such as prominent vertical elements, significant corner treatments, and entry plazas or large extensions of the public realm.
- In large-scale projects, demonstrate variety in massing and materiality.
- Design buildings such that their form and architectural character reflect the buildings internal function and use (e.g., a school, a hospital, a museum).
|Figure 75: Kelowna Downtown Library provides a welcoming public realm, as well as high quality architectural design.|
|Figure 76: Example of an institutional building with high quality architecture.|