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The Sustainable Prototype / Studio 804

  • 01:00 - 13 February, 2011
The Sustainable Prototype / Studio 804
The Sustainable Prototype / Studio 804, Courtesy of  studio 804
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Greensburg, Kansas, United States
  • Architects

    Studio 804
  • Project Team

    Zack Arndt, Sarah Boedeker, Krissy Buck, Jessica Buechler, Mark Cahill, Chris Clark, Justin Cratty, Corey Davis, Lindsey Evans, John Gillham, Erik Heironimus, Abby Henson, Boyd Johnson, Jenny Kenne Kivett, Will Lockwood, Simon Mance, Tim Overstreet, Katie Rietz, Corey Russo, Josh Somes, John Tarr, Megan Thompson
  • Engineer

    Norton & Schmidt
  • Contractor

    Studio 804
  • Client

    5.4.7 Arts Center
  • Area

    1600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

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From the architect. Studio 804’s Sustainable Prototype is a collaboration between the well established graduate student comprehensive studio at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning and the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas. The construction and delivery of The Sustainable Prototype was provided to the 5.4.7 Arts Center on the one year anniversary of the tornado that devastated Greensburg, Kansas. Although the building was developed for the long term use by the Arts Center, its immediate use as the first completed public facility serving as a beacon for the community and its ambitious rebuilding efforts was a motivating factor in its design.

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Courtesy of studio 804

Following the tornado, the Greensburg City Council passed a resolution requiring all publicly funded City buildings to be rebuilt to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum level of certification. Although the Arts Center is not built with public funds (Studio 804 raised the bulk of the funds for the project) Studio 804 feels strongly about supporting this decision by striving for the highest possible LEED certification level and providing an example of the sustainable practices that can make this resolution a reality. On June 16th, the Sustainable Prototype became the first LEED Platinum building in the state of Kansas, as well as the first designed and built by students.

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Courtesy of studio 804

Community: Being the first permanent community building rebuilt in the town, it was important that it serve many functions. The sustainable prototype is an example to the people of the community of how building green can be accomplished in their own homes. However, the art gallery also acts as a space for meetings, parties, picnics, art classes and lectures; it is transformed into the town theatre on the weekends with movies on the lawn and, situated across from the town's main tourist attraction, it has developed the downtown to become a tourist destination point.

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Courtesy of studio 804

Sustainability: There is a history of implementing innovative sustainable methods in each Studio 804 project. Sustainability is the driving force of Studio 804 in creating projects that serve the community through modern architectural design. This year’s Sustainable Prototype includes the following sustainable features:

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Courtesy of studio 804

Passive Systems: Through intelligent passive design, Studio 804 is utilizing and harnessing the natural fluctuations in temperature and air movement in a building caused by the predictable changes in the movements of the sun through the cycle of the seasons. Four contiguous sites were acquired to enable a broad south exposure.

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Courtesy of studio 804

Active Energy Systems: The combined active systems create an energy efficient building, using less non renewable energy than traditional building. Expectations of the system based on building loads is that it will be able to provide for 80 to 120% of building loads, depending on the season and wind speed.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Sustainable Prototype / Studio 804" 13 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/111344/the-sustainable-prototype-studio-804/>
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Asmaa Atef Atta · February 20, 2012

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Tiago · May 09, 2011

Just saw a few days ago on Discovery Channel a program about this prefabricated project - quite interesting: plenty of eco-solutions applied and the students actually built a part of the project.

abe · March 16, 2011
Eric Crabtree · February 15, 2011

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Fast Track Plans &amp; Permits · February 15, 2011

Is these three poles are helping to generate the power for that building in this way, you guys can help to reduce global warming.

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Shajedur Rahman · February 14, 2011

so those three tall pole made this building a LEED Platinum, right?(pardon me if I am wrong)

PatrickLBC · February 14, 2011 11:00 PM

LOL not quite...

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