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Translucent façade brightens up Wyoming school
Set within a 15-ha (38-acre) educational campus in Casper, Wyoming, Roosevelt High School and the new Pathways Innovation Center (PIC) share 11,705 m2 (126,000 sf) of learning space. The facilities emphasize daylighting, openness, transparency, and collaboration. Exemplifying these objectives with a translucent façade is a 278-m2 (3000-sf) interlocking polycarbonate dual wall system, which also provides high thermal performance. Additionally, customized vertical sunscreens were employed for aesthetic accents and light diffusion.
Beyond the need for new and updated buildings, the Natrona County School District’s overall goal was to provide an environment allowing for the advanced technology necessary to prepare children for success in a world one cannot yet imagine. Designed by Cuningham Group and MOA Architecture, the buildings emphasize energy efficiency, thermal performance, daylighting, and views.
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Hotel gyms and flooring: Supporting functional fitness underfoot
To appeal to the modern consumer and stand out from competition, many in the hospitality industry are offering a customizable approach to staying fit while away from home, including full-scale gym and wellness centers to support functional fitness activities such as jumping, sprinting, throwing, and crawling. To ensure these facilities meet the high expectations of fitness enthusiasts, contract architects and specifiers are opting for flooring that positively influences safety, ergonomics, and acoustics to provide users with force reduction and energy restitution throughout each workout.
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