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Layering on Color at Pilsen's New Charter School

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JGMA Architects are getting quite a rep for their charter school projects. Their latest completion is the UNO Charter Elementary School on the Southwest side. Also recently completed, the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School in Pilsen/Little Village is a crafty conversion of a disused 1920's industrial building that formerly met few standards for use in any capacity. An example of using color to mitigate cold, stiff spaces, the new building has just been named to the World Architecture News Awards Color Competition. The hallways are hilariously colorful, not the usual picture of high school. Color is also a big part of its relationship with the neighborhood, with layered iridescent skin that also boosts the energy efficiency of the school and shields it from deterioration over time. And as you approach, the colors change in the light. JGMA also has designs for the nearby Instituto Del Progreso Latino headquarters.
·Color Transforms Building and Neighborhood [World Architecture News]
·Official Site: JGMA Architects