Re:Public School: Educational Enfilade

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  • Sarah Bujnowski, M.Arch. 2020
  • Hometown Millington, New Jersey
  • Class ARCH 5114 Core Design Studio IV: New Re:Public School
  • Instructor Jason Long
    Yusef Ali Dennis

Educational Enfilade celebrates a school environment for accidental learning and exploration through a system of continuous circulation. Traditionally, schools follow the sequence of classrooms along a corridor, while Educational Enfilade proposes a scheme where students travel classroom to classroom, merging circulation and learning environment. These concepts are emphasized through moments of clear visuals into each space, with the organization responding to the needs of public and private programs inherent to a school.

The effects of the enfilade translate horizontally and vertically through the layers of the school as the floors begin to stack. A system of walls was deployed integrating both structure and mechanics. Each level of the school exposes a grid of structural walls in one direction, while the walls opposite thread the mechanical systems. The subsequent walls are rotated and stacked maintaining the necessary points of contact to transfer structural loads and mechanical continuity.