Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Unveils Modular Classroom for Lower Ninth Ward: The Environmental Education Classroom, desi...

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Unveils Modular Classroom for Lower Ninth Ward: The Environmental Education Classroom, desi...

Tucked in the far corner of the giant exhibition hall at the New Orleans Convention Center, a 560-square-foot modular classroom designed by New Orleans architecture firm Eskew+Dumez+Ripple quietly made its public debut at Greenbuild last week. Slide Show Photo © GreenSource The 560-square-foot Lower Ninth Ward Environmental Education Classroom, designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, on view at Greenbuild. ----- Advertising ----- The building has numerous sustainable elements: LED lighting, photovoltaic panels, a folding wall for natural ventilation, a planted wire mesh screen on the south side for shade, and a butterfly-shaped roof to route stormwater to cisterns used to irrigate wetland garden plots that will be planted next door to the classroom once it is permanently moved to the Lower 9th Ward. Constructed by Metairie, Louisiana-based design-build firm Broadmoor, the structur...

Full article: http://greensource.construction.com/news/2014/10/141029-e...

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