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James Donovan

James Donovan

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Hoover Street Charter School

The design represents an effort to extend open space through a bold urban gesture. The ground itself becomes a building material as a massive slab of the earth’s surface is peeled up to create space and shelter the elementary school underneath.  Urbanistically the building makes a strong statement on the corner while still responding to its surroundings and helping to define the street. The classrooms are sunken below grade, protecting the children from the noise and activity on the street, while the roofscape becomes an elevated urban prairie accessible to the students, providing a landscape where they can play, socialize, and learn.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

 
Site Potential Diagram
Site Potential Diagram
Building Concept Diagram
Building Concept Diagram
Entryway
Entryway
Main Atrium
Main Atrium
Typical Classroom
Typical Classroom
Cafeteria Area
Cafeteria Area
Study Models
Study Models
Building Plans
Building Plans
Detail Wall Section
Detail Wall Section

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