Vegetative Roof, Other Green Systems Qualify Inner-City School for LEED Gold
This elementary school's dense urban site prompted planners to locate a playground on its roof, alongside vegetative gardens that helped qualify the structure for LEED-Gold certification.
The $43-million, 900-student Ogden International School of Chicago also incorporates daylight harvesting, rainwater harvesting and what the project team says is the first integrated photovoltaic system in Illinois. Below-grade parking also earned LEED points.
The school's international orientation is reflected in a world map rendered in terrazzo flooring. Sculptural ceilings along corridors display time zones, oceans, continents as well as the latitude and longitude of world cities.
Developer/Owner: Public Building Commission of Chicago/Chicago Public Schools
GC/CM: Turner Construction Co., Chicago
Architect: Nagle Hartray Architecture, Chicago
Structural Engineer: Matrix Engineering Inc., Chicago
M/E/P Engineer: dbHMS, Chicago
Submitted by: Public Building Commission of Chicago/Chicago Public Schools
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