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UNO School / STL

UNO School / STL
Courtesy STL
Courtesy STL

STL Architects, which has previously shared with us their UNO Master Plan for the Gage Park community of Chicago, has now submitted a modular school for the same client. Images and a description of the newly designed UNO School after the jump.

Schools should not be perceived as institutional fortresses nor be structures that overpower their surroundings through large scale interventions but rather they should be integrating beacons of light, hope and familiarity for the community.

Courtesy STL
Courtesy STL

STL envisions a school where the children take center stage and natural light fills spaces through the articulation of large glass openings, skylights and courtyards. We believe that a modular design approach will provide the solution to budget and schedule challenges.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

This approach allows multiple permutations and alternatives all conceived under the rigor and order of a system. Far from limiting the architectural result, it enriches it by providing a road map to a symphony of controlled forms and spaces. The materiality of the school should be clean, essential and sustainable. Glass, concrete and green walls should articulate continuous and clean surfaces.

Prototype System
Prototype System

The school should be open, transparent and easy to understand, ensuring a clear visual connection to the neighborhood and community that surrounds it. This approach allows multiple permutations and alternatives all conceived under the rigor and order of a system. Far from limiting the architectural result, it enriches it by providing a road map to a symphony of controlled forms and spaces.

Modular System
Modular System

Architect: STL Location: Chicago, IL, USA Size: 90,000 sf GFA Type: Education Concept: Modular Unit Grid

Sustainability Measures
Sustainability Measures

Cite: Hank Jarz. "UNO School / STL" 22 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/113303/uno-school-stl/> ISSN 0719-8884
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