KENNEDY PUBLIC SCHOOL
This existing elementary school received an 18,000 sf addition comprising of a gymnasium expansion, 11 new classrooms and support spaces. The design of the existing school did not fully utilize its southern exposure, therefore situating the new addition at the southern part of the school allows for a capitalization of solar energy. This is achieved through strategies of sun shades as well as light scoops, which allow light into more internal spaces. The new addition is bisected by an east-west corridor that runs through, providing light and views at each end. Two in-board classrooms on the second floor obtain natural daylight from the corridor skylight ensuring all classrooms benefit from natural light. The Kennedy Public School addition and renovation involved a complex level of integration between the existing school and the new space. The addition is connected to the existing school on two levels, the upper floor requiring a new corridor connection along an existing roof.
|Location:||Scarborough, Ontario, Canada|
|Client:||Toronto District School Board|
|Gross sq.ft:||18,000 sq.ft|
|Project value:||$4.6 Million|