competition work - yihs
Youth Initiative High School Design Competition
-Design derived from rose window of St. Joseph's Church - a past YIHS restoration project.
-The 30 degree angle of the rose window translated into a split corridor plan that focuses on a central common space for increased personal interactions. By-product of "V" form is dedicated outdoor theatre space for events and lectures.
-Main corridors retain same dimensions as existing school condition.
-Abundant natural light along with a wood fired fireplace in the commons, centralized mechanical room warms school with radient slab heating and serves as a reservoir to collect directed rooftop rainwater for usage as grey water in toilet flushing.
-Clerestory windows in classrooms to maximize wall space.
-For durability, longevity, and ease of construction - primarily brick, cmu, glass, and standing-seam aluminium roofing.
John Taylor (Jt) Gorski