Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Aragon Avenue Elementary School Expansion | Los Angeles | California | ohn Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

Fixing our Schools: This addition to an existing elementary school in an underprivileged neighborhood in Los Angeles reflects the school district’s commitment to raise the quality of schools throughout the city. Composed of three different structures, the largest is a, 32,800 square foot structure that contains 16 new air-conditioned classrooms and underground parking. Two smaller structures provide a new kitchen and a lunch shelter.

Coherent Campus Plan: The siting of the new structures creates a coherent campus plan. Adding a wing to the existing L-shaped structure, the new classroom bar completes the street edge and defines a large, central courtyard. The new kitchen and lunch shelter breaks down this courtyard into a series of smaller spaces. New outdoor bleachers and stairs accommodate the downward progression to the lower play area.......more
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