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the latest addition to bjarke ingels group’s growing list of US projects is the wilson school in arlington, virginia. the proposal will see the new five-storey building re-establishing light and a connection with its context. the project intends to become a ‘vertical community’, resulting in the school spreading across and stacked horizontally to maximize central space, while creating rooftop terraces on all levels.

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all images courtesy of arlington public schools / bjarke ingels group

 

 

utilizing a method in which each level is rotated along a single hinge point. this results in the cascading effect leading classrooms to the playing field. meanwhile, the ground plan is manipulated in order to establish sunken courtyards and a bring daylight into the lower floors of the school.

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the effective fanning choreography of the structure will bring landscape into the school. each of the terraces will produce a meaningful dialogue between the teaching spaces and the surrounding nature– corresponding to the adjacent floor and facilitate with learning.

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