Monday, November 15, 2010

Middle School

The Town of West Hartford needed a third middle school (i.e., grades six through eight).  They bought this mansion from a private school and then built large additions behind it.

I thought this was a nice solution.  They preserved an unusual and appealing older building in a neighborhood that is primarily residential.  And, the town got the additional space they needed for classrooms.  The additions don't try to mimic the style of the mansion, but they do reflect the scale (height) and the color palette.

3 comments:

Halcyon said...

I like the mix of old and modern. It looks really nice. I would have loved to attend school in a place like this! None of my schools were fancy at all.

cieldequimper said...

In this case modern and older work well together. And can even be used to teach kids about history.

Steffe said...

I agree. It's an interesting mix of old and new.