Pandemic Resilient Schools Option Studio

This proposal reimagines the current Cambridgeport school to introduce new ventilation, create an engaging landscape and introduce new innovative learning spaces. By studying the current conditions, a ventilation system that used the existing cavities in the walls is proposed to promote air flow in the classrooms. The wall cavities are repeated again in the new extension that has cubbies for children to open and peer inside, allowing the architecture to also serve as a teaching tool. A green courtyard space is proposed between the historic building and extension to allow for increased sunlight in the communal spaces.