A Taste of Spatial Character: Quality outdoor space in campus landscape leisure setting

Norizan Mt Akhir, Siti Rasidah Md Sakip, Mohamed Yusoff Abbas, Noriah Othman

Abstract


The landscape is important in spatial development for campus space. Fundamentally, planting composition generates a character of the outdoor space. It could offer an enormous influence on visual quality, student performance and quality of life. This paper investigated the preferences and usage of outdoor campus space provided by universities during students’ leisure time. The data were collected through structured interviews at Research Universities in Malaysia. The results showed a relationship between preferences for landscape setting and utilisation index. Hence, this study suggested, the planting design is substantial to generate the space character which stimulates the use of outdoor campus space.   


Keywords


Spatial character; landscape setting; outdoor campus space; quality of life

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.987

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