Indoor slides designed for B.C. university building
The University of B.C.’s proposed new Student Union building will offer students an opportunity to mix study with fun on two playground-type slides that have been included in the design.
It’s not the first time slides will be used in a building where occupants can go down the quick way, rather than using stairs. They’re included in the corporate offices of Google and also at a university in Germany.
The $50,000 expense of the innovation might be controversial.
But as the CBC’s Tim Weekes reports, it’ll be cheaper than a five-storey version in the new building’s original design.