Abstract: University buildings should not only serve a strong public purpose but also fulfill social, cultural and symbolic needs and act as landmarks. Such requirements have triggered an increasing number of cases of renovations taking place at university buildings. Despite this, research regarding the renovation of university buildings is extremely lacking and further studies to fill this void are needed. The goal of this study was to accumulate basic research material regarding university building renovations after analyzing trends surrounding actual cases of renovations of university building exteriors. In doing so, the following conclusions were reached in this study. The reasons or causes behind university renovations were largely found to be associated with physical degradation, functional degradation or a combination of physical and functional degradation. University building renovations undertaken due to physical degradations demonstrated a tendency to focus on building facade design elements regarding building materials and colors. Such tendencies were regarded as passive renovations. University building renovations undertaken due to functional degradations demonstrated a tendency to focus on the expansion of building functions and the vertical and horizontal extension of buildings. Such tendencies were regarded as active renovations. On the other hand, the trend surrounding university building renovations due to functional degradations also demonstrated a tendency to omit passive renovations associated with building facade design elements undertaken to maintain the historical functions of buildings. University building renovations undertaken due to a combination of physical and functional degradations demonstrated both active and passive characteristics associated with renovations.
Jiyoung Oh, Heangwoo Lee and Heykyung Park, 2018. A Study on Trends in Exterior Renovation Focused on University Buildings. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 7871-7877.