Sprout Space Green Classroom

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March 27, 2014
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  The Perkins+Will designed Sprout Space™ modular classroom includes an outdoor classroom and educational garden. This high-performance building includes solar panels on the roof which offset most of the energy needed to operate the structure.  Courtesy of: Sam Kittner
    The Perkins+Will designed Sprout Space™ modular classroom includes an outdoor classroom and educational garden. This high-performance building includes solar panels on the roof which offset most of the energy needed to operate the structure.

    Courtesy of: Sam Kittner

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  Generous daylight, which has been proven to increase student test scores and teacher retention rates, is achieved through the expansive clerestory windows and glass doors. The classroom encourages outdoor learning through its exterior teaching walls with marker boards that are built into the façade of the building.  Courtesy of: Sam Kittner
    Generous daylight, which has been proven to increase student test scores and teacher retention rates, is achieved through the expansive clerestory windows and glass doors. The classroom encourages outdoor learning through its exterior teaching walls with marker boards that are built into the façade of the building.

    Courtesy of: Sam Kittner

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  Students spend over 85% of the day inside. Sprout Space provides abundant natural daylight and easy access to the outdoors. The building materials in Sprout Space have been carefully selected to prevent off-gassing and create the healthiest indoor air quality possible.
    Students spend over 85% of the day inside. Sprout Space provides abundant natural daylight and easy access to the outdoors. The building materials in Sprout Space have been carefully selected to prevent off-gassing and create the healthiest indoor air quality possible.
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  The roof shape was designed to capture rainwater that can be funneled into cisterns located on the sides of each unit and used by students to irrigate the education gardens.  Courtesy of: Courtesy of Perkins+Will
    The roof shape was designed to capture rainwater that can be funneled into cisterns located on the sides of each unit and used by students to irrigate the education gardens.

    Courtesy of: Courtesy of Perkins+Will

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  A paradigm shift in the modular classroom, the design was informed by decades of Perkins+Will research into how academic buildings can address the needs of students, teachers, and school administrators. Sprout Space was part of an exhibition on Green Schools at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Courtesy of: Sam Kittner
    A paradigm shift in the modular classroom, the design was informed by decades of Perkins+Will research into how academic buildings can address the needs of students, teachers, and school administrators. Sprout Space was part of an exhibition on Green Schools at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

    Courtesy of: Sam Kittner

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