Northlea Elementary School

Northlea Elementary School

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Northlea Elementary School

The project comprised of roof-top addition on the second floor of the elementary school, inclusive of three classrooms and a locker room area to satisfy newly-legislated student-to-teacher ratios. The principal challenge in the design of the addition was to provide adequate natural lighting to three existing classrooms facing the roof-top as well as the new spaces. This was achieved by co-opting corridor space to act as a light well and the use of clerestories to filter sunlight into the new spaces and through to the existing.

We consider... a key objective for schools to connect their students' experiences to the natural world while they're at school.

- Catapult Schools

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Designing Schools for Student Success, Inspiring Calm and Emotional Well-Being
Catapult Schools, Issue 1, 2013

School Work: Innovative Designs for Education
Harbour Front Centre, September 21 - December 29, 2014