CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CHARTER SCHOOL | GASTINGER WALKER
 

AWARDS
AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE_MERIT AWARD / 2018

 
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THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT     
   
  GASTINGER WALKER | KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
OWNER
    IFF REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS
CONTRACTOR
MCCOWN GORDON
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
ASM ENGINEERING
MEP ENGINEER
    MCCOWN GORDON DESIGN BUILD
CIVIL ENGINEER
ASM ENGINEERING

LOCATION             
    KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
SQUARE FOOTAGE
  40,000 SF
OPENED
    2017
PHOTOGRAPHY
    MICHAEL ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY

 

THE STORY

Initiated by a grass roots organization, Citizens of the World Charter School grew from a conversation between parents into a newly established K-3 charter school in 18 months.  The design and construction, completed in 12 weeks, consists of a full interior renovation to a mid-century modern office building.  Working from CWC’s core educational model, the design employs form and materiality to reinforce three main goals: 
FOCUSED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, are supported through the quietness of monochromatic color palettes; 
COMMUNITY, is promoted by strategically located glass partitions and adjacencies to create spatial layering between multiple spaces; 
NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS, are manifest through the shifting and stacking of classroom blocks that open large vistas to the exterior and bring daylight deep into the building. 

 

FULL PROJECT GALLERY

 

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