Opening photo: ©Sam Fentress
Imagine a school with a progressive image. Hazelwood School District and the architect turned this into reality. Situated on a prominent hill, the new elementary school portrays a strong image. Together, the district and architect created a stimulating environment for learning.
Dreaming for a building with built-in learning tools? CAPACITY651COST PER SQ FT$90.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio School District and the architect made this dream come true. Individualized learning niches are distributed throughout the media center, commons and cafeteria spaces. “Planet Corridor” leads students down a futuristic passageway to the media center. Custom planet lighting fixtures virtually rotate around the “sun” and illuminate this planet corridor. Every corridor has messages in the floor tile. The exposed building systems in the student commons become brightly lighted, suspended sculptures. It is all for learning.
The exciting exterior shapes are functional. The angled walls are natural roof screens for mechanical systems. The gymnasium receives indirect natural light creatively by “bouncing” sunlight off the white roof membrane.