Studio Project | 2018 Spring

Environmental Charter School

Pittsburgh, USA

For this project, I prototyped a charter middle school for 6th to 8th graders. A fundamental aspect of ECS is to teach ecological literacy. To this end, students and teachers must be provided the opportunity to actively engage in the operation of the building - from passive strategies to active strategies to measuring and verification of performance.
The school is divided into three zones: classrooms, public gathering, and office space. Since the school would also be used publicly during the weekends, the classroom zone would be closed accordingly. In order to let the students engage with the environment more often, a terraced garden is located at the back of the school on the Southside. 

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