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The entrance to a site from the road is being recessed and has a drop off zone in front of it. There is an architectural term for this type of entry. Can anyone help me out with that?

  • Welcome to EL&U. We can give you answers the general public might accept, like driveway, but if you need a technical term, you are likely to be better-off asking subject matter experts, rather than language experts. What research have you attempted thus far? – choster Feb 28 '18 at 3:12
  • yeah I need the technical term and it, being the actual term I thought maybe someone here could suggest me some. I believe some of your language experts might know that. in general they just say drop off zone or hoarded area but I need to know the name of the entrance with this drop off area in the front. – Ashwin Feb 28 '18 at 7:05
  • From the nature of either the Question or the graphic, I guess you're at least something close to a qualified architect; is that right? Then what did your colleagues or teachers say, please? Look at the wording of your own Question to see this isn't about general English… – Robbie Goodwin Mar 14 '18 at 22:59
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If it's covered with a roof, I believe the architectural term is "porte-cochère" (from French).

With no roof though, I'm not sure. Colloquially, it would just be called something like "driveway," "drop off area," or "valet parking zone."

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A drop-off zone at an elementary school may be called

kiss n go

  • I'm not sure that "Kiss & Go" is the technical term OP is looking for. – Laurel Mar 30 '18 at 21:19

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