Construction works on the new branch of the Russell High School in Cles (TN) is part of an overall reorganization of Cles school complex to bring all the high schools together in one compartment.
The new complex – with a volume of about 31,000 m3 – provides, by “taming” the land, the construction of a basement to the north, which will house the laboratories, and a superimposed cover of maximum compactness in which the classrooms are placed.
The basement is designed to optimally adapt to the original topography and landform to reduce the volumetric impact of the new building, which is mainly organized in a separate building in the northern part of the area.
Inside the building, the functions are well oriented and organized, with the presence of all the necessary school spaces for the Russell High School branch: technical rooms, laboratories, teaching and meeting spaces, classrooms of different sizes on the second and third floors, as well as a large distribution area also dedicated to students for recreational activities and for socialization, individualized and small group study.
The building will be designed as a “near-zero energy building” (nZEB) as the equipment includes a heat pump power generation system, a low temperature heat emission system and a heat recovery air renewal system.
The building will be constructed to achieve LEED v4 BD+C: GOLD school level certification.