Vibrant elementary school to go up in the Bronx

April 01, 2009 |



A coloful design of brick, terra cotta, and glass will make up the exterior of a new 95,000-sf elementary and middle school in the Bronx. The building's curving form follows the property line and required prototypical room layouts to be modified to meet pie-shaped configurations. A "digital canvas" at the school's main entrance will display art works by students and artists, as well as community messages.

Designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, in association with architect RKT&B, engineer Weidlinger Associates, and MEP engineer DVL Consulting Engineers, all based in New York, the school is part of New York's capital plan, launched in 2003, to add 116,500 seats in the five boroughs by 2012 to relieve overcrowding.

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