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The campus’s layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two wings stretch out to make a U providing a well protected courtyard for separated by a protected walk.

The sides of the wings taper down to the ground with stairways leading to the roof of the school, making full use of the site for kids to play in. Levels can be cordoned off for smaller groups or opened up to provide outside circulation. The undulating form also dramatically break up the monotony of the urban grid.

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Ribbons of green roofs are used as learning gardens and provide important greenscape. Small solar electric arrays are also set on the side of the roof, maximizing available space and emblemizing the schools environmental intention.

The building was prefabricated to speed construction and with floor walls and post all built off-site. The façade is made with tough porcelain tile, adding color and texture to the walls.

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