Learning ‘On the Road’

Tuesday 01 Jan 2008

Innovative high school by Daly Genik opens in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Architects Daly Genik designed the Camino Nuevo High School for a long skinny site bounded by highways. In spite of the challenges such a site brings, the architects created a community within the community by walling off the site’s edges with a pair of colorful industrial inspired buildings and creating a central courtyard that serves as the hub of the school.The street edge of the buildings is clad in a perforated corrugated metal to dampen sound and provide sun control. To maximize the amount of natural light that penetrates the classrooms, the architects single loaded the buildings. Large pivot doors located at the art rooms open directly onto the yard for large-scale art projects. At the prow of the buildings, an open amphitheatre rises above a covered entrance where students wait for pick up.

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