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OS+A’s Campus International School is Topped With a Honeycomb Green Roof

Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 26, 2011 @ 3:37 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design,Green Roof | No Comments

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Downtown Cleveland is an area already packed with diverse historical architecture, and the sweeping honeycomb design [2] of the Campus International School [3] would be right at home. The campus layout is based on a street map, making the classroom spaces accessible to all other areas, such as a cafeteria, a media center, a learning hub area, and a range of outdoor playgrounds. The organic shape of the campus encourages safety – there are no blind spots or hidden corners for children to get lost in.

Below the honeycomb structure [4] lies a communal learning area. Some portions of the hexagonal shapes have been converted into skylights, which light the area below. Above, the honeycomb roof is covered in grass, providing a playing field for children that allows the building to blend in with the landscape. The skylights [5] provide a fun glimpse of the activity inside the school from above.

OS+A’s driving force is to incorporate natural organic landscapes with architectural design, and The Campus International School’s plan does just that by encouraging students [6] to interact with one another and their surrounding landscape.

+ OS+A [7]

Via Evolo [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/osas-campus-international-school-is-topped-with-a-honeycomb-green-roof/osa-campus-international-school2/

[2] honeycomb design: http://inhabitat.com/beehive-inspired-vertical-farm-is-a-self-sufficient-mini-ecosystem-for-london/

[3] School: http://inhabitat.com/6-exceptional-eco-schools/

[4] honeycomb structure: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-vertical-garden-billboard-park-revitalizes-argentinian-city-waterfront/

[5] skylights: http://inhabitat.com/health-care-reit-headquarters-named-ohios-9th-leed-platinum-building/

[6] encouraging students: http://inhabitat.com/daylit-austrian-kindergarten-mixes-with-the-out-doors/

[7] + OS+A: http://www.organic-scapes.com/

[8] Evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/a-new-school-vision-campus-international-school-osa/

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