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The Langley Academy is a Sustainable Educational Facility

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: gateway01.lpplus.net and ecofriend
With a curriculum focused on science and the environment, it's no wonder that the design of the Langley Academy in Berkshires, UK, is an example of sustainable architecture itself.

Crafted out of wood by Foster + Partners, the Langley Academy is a green building with a rooftop solar hot water system that will serve as an educational institute. Horizontal and vertical shutters adorn the wooden structure, which has a floorplan partially inspired by museums: a central atrium that houses the assembly room, gym and auditorium is flanked by classrooms and labs.