The new 106,000 sq ft elementary magnet school in Connecticut features a LEED Silver design, a rain screen exterior and four prominent environmental demonstration components for educational purpose: 50% of the roofing is intensively planted and designed for active use by students; a rain garden with observation dock demonstrates the natural filtration process of rain water on site, a large holding tank below ground illustrates how stormwater run-off can be used onsite to reduce fresh water consumption for irrigation and downstream demands on water treatment systems; a wind-turbine located at the high point will demonstrate the harnessing of ‘free-energy’. In addition to the environmental demonstration features the design earns LEED points for: a high albedo roof for the remainder of the facility; bathrooms and locker rooms use low-flow and low-flush fixtures; ice storage to reduce energy demands during peak hours and low-e glazing along with occupancy sensors and daylight dimming will reduce energy costs and consumption.
The adaptive reuse of a brownfield site (formerly an R&D facility for Proctor and Gamble) also reduced waste in the landfills by using demolition debris as a sub-base in the onsite roads and parking surfaces. The former Clairol Headquarters building foundation was preserved and used for the foundation of the stormwater retention center. This rectangular form is embraced by the shape of the building allowing for rainwater to be collected on the roof and drained into a source point in this outdoor laboratory space. A series of bridges allow for students to walk through and engage directly with the evolving landscape throughout the seasons. The school integrates an agricultural area with a vermiculture farm in the overall design integrating cycles of food consumption into the educational process. The school is designed to serve 600 students in grades K-8 and will draw students from surrounding towns.
Project Title: Rogers Environmental Studies Magnet School
Project Location: Stamford, CT
Project Type: Urban Park
Date of Completion: 2011
Owner/Client: Stamford Public Schools
Photographer: Paul Warchol Photography
Drawings/Renderings: Mikyoung Kim Design
Dimensions: 106,000 sq. ft.
▼Context Site Plan 总平
▼Context Site Plan–detail 总平局部
▼Site Plan – Spring 春季示意
▼Site Plan – Fall 秋季示意
▼Waterflow Section 水循环示意
▼Rainfall Diagram 月份降雨图与相应季节出现在场地上的动植物的关联