Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary

Laurel County Board of Education · London, Kentucky
Energy Star



Where the lobby intersects with the classroom wings, a rotunda with fiber optic lights reflects the constellations within the ceiling, and a large sun is cut into the floor tile pattern with polar north, south, east and west orientations



PROJECT PHOTOS


PROJECT DETAILS

A Continued Learning Experience of Science and Technology

Wyan Pine Elementary is truly a building of learning. Sherman Carter Barnhart’s design solution provides students a continued learning experience of science and technology, both in the classroom as well as throughout the school.

Students begin their space exploration and astrological trip as they enter the school grounds where they are greeted by monuments/pylons of the outermost planets of the solar system. Additional planets, relative in scale, continue to welcome students as they approach the school’s main entry.

Once inside, brilliant glass floor tiles continue the theme, by creating the solar system within the lobby. Where the lobby intersects with the classroom wings, a rotunda with fiber optic lights reflects the constellations within the ceiling, and a large sun is cut into the floor tile pattern with polar north, south, east and west orientations. In the floor tile, around the center of the corridor intersection, is the beginning of the planetary solar system with planets located throughout the building. As an extension of this “outer space” experience, various plaques with famous astronauts and astrologers plank the rotunda walls. Students also find significant data about each planet, the distances between the planets, the sun and the Earth throughout the school and grounds.

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