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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,green roof | No Comments
Downtown Cleveland is an area already packed with diverse historical architecture, and the sweeping honeycomb design  of the Campus International School  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  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  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  to interact with one another and their surrounding landscape.
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URLs in this post:
 Organic Scapes and Architecure (OS + A ): http://www.organic-scapes.com/
 Downtown Cleveland: http://inhabitat.com/oberlins-leed-gold-downtown-renovation-revitalizes-a-community/
 Cleveland: http://inhabitat.com/high-tech-bins-will-fine-people-for-not-recycling/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/osas-campus-international-school-is-topped-with-a-honeycomb-green-roof/osa-campus-international-school2/
 honeycomb design: http://inhabitat.com/beehive-inspired-vertical-farm-is-a-self-sufficient-mini-ecosystem-for-london/
 School: http://inhabitat.com/6-exceptional-eco-schools/
 honeycomb structure: http://inhabitat.com/crazy-vertical-garden-billboard-park-revitalizes-argentinian-city-waterfront/
 skylights: http://inhabitat.com/health-care-reit-headquarters-named-ohios-9th-leed-platinum-building/
 encouraging students: http://inhabitat.com/daylit-austrian-kindergarten-mixes-with-the-out-doors/
 Evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/a-new-school-vision-campus-international-school-osa/
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