Crosstown School

There was a site reserved for a new elementary school at International Village for many years. Part of the site was developed as a childcare, completed at the end of 2009, and now Francl Architecture have designed a 510 place school on the remainder of the site. Before construction started it was an entirely land-locked parking lot (the access was lost when the childcare was built).

IV School modelIn 2013 we thought it would be distinctly contemporary in design based on the initial sketch illustrations on the VSB website, and the 2014 model (bottom right) seen at the Urban Design Panel confirmed that. The building is partly cantilevered over Andy Livingstone Park. The coloured solar shades in the render seemed to have been toned down, but the ‘as built’ are evry bit as vibrant as the model promised.

The building now has a new name – the very ho-hum ‘Crosstown school’. The first intake of students will be in the fall of 2017.

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2 Responses to Crosstown School

  1. Jay B. says:

    I like the layout as well as the location of the school building. The multicoloured exterior will certainly add a touch of liveliness to the area. I am really glad it got the green light.

  2. Jim smith says:

    Chances of people camping, etc under the cantilevered part of the school? Who knows for sure but pretty high, I predict. That won’t be nice or safe for the kids.

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