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Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School

Project Details

Designer:
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Construction Budget:
$52 million

Highlights:
State-of-the-art Theater
High Performance Design
New Construction in tight urban setting

Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School

After a year of extensive public meetings and detailed analysis of nearly fifty potential sites, it was determined that the new 150,000 sf Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School (COOP) would be constructed on one block in busy downtown New Haven. The school’s arts-related components include state-of-the-art performance/visual art studios and labs and rehearsal/lecture halls, as well as typical spaces such as library media centers, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, and administrative spaces. The highlight of the project is the 350 seat theater with orchestra and balcony seating, an orchestra pit, loading dock, scene shop, costume storage, and dressing rooms. The theater features a sprung stage with a full fly loft, professional theater lighting, and a projection/control booth. Design maximized latest technologies to enhance overall flexibility, functionality and efficiency. Sustainable materials and systems including an ice storage cooling system that utilizes off peak power to create stored ice which, in turn, cools the building during the heat of the day are present at COOP. The glass façade extensively uses a low-E insulated glass coated with a ceramic frit that creates an abstract pattern.

 

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