A comfortable school is important to support the learning and teaching activities. Today, I would like to try review about a modern architecture design which is based in Texas. This is truly a modern building design; I can say that from the structure of its architecture. not only comfortable and modern, this school is also able to sufficient its own energy necessity Well guys, for more complete information see below!
This modern school project is called the Lady Bird Johnson Middle School; it was completed designed by the architect Corgan Associates. This modern school is located in 2621 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas, USA. There this school is covers area for about 152, 000 square meters. It is a project years 2010-2011.
About this project, several questions about the energy management and energy saving faced this school, it is such as electricity consume, water, gas billing etc. These are the questions the Irving Independent School District dares to ask when it begins planning the district’s eight middle school. What emerged was the 152,000-square-foot Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas. The recently completed educational facility now holds the prestige of being the largest net zero public school in the country, the first net zero middle school in the country and the first net zero public school in Texas.
This school produces more energy than it consumes over a 12-month period by definition as a net zero building. To reduce its consumption including the geothermal heating, solar panel technology, wind turbines, rain water harvesting techniques and smart solar management, several technologies and strategies are employed.
One of the most prominent features of the facility is a large canopy which stands on two sides of the building, aside from the extensive use of the Fabral wall panels on the overall exterior of the school. The canopy towers over the west side classroom windows and warps around the building to shade the south facing library windows, it is covered in Fabral manufactured metal cladding.
Those structure blocks the hot Texas summer sun from passing through the classroom and the other windows while still allowing lighting. In the winter, when the sun is lower in the sky, the rays pass directly through the windows, providing warmth and heat to the building. The width of the canopy was determined by analyzing the sun angles during the times and months when students are in their classrooms.
On the building itself, high-efficiency glazing and the increased insulation from Fabral flashing and trim help the building to stay tightly insulated from outside elements. All products were specified in Bright Silver, a finish strategically chosen for its light color and reflective properties which help reduce heat absorption, enhancing the building’s overall energy efficiency.
Well, many awards have been given for this amazing school. Ok guys, I think it’s up, I hope this little information is useful enough for you. Have a nice day then!