Edible Schoolyard At PS 216
The Edible Schoolyard consists of a free-standing, single-story building that contains a working greenhouse, an organic farm and a culinary classroom with a full kitchen. A previous school parking lot was transformed into the hands-on learning center that functions as an affiliate of the Edible Schoolyard program, which promotes nutritional awareness to students.
The building is composed of three major components: the greenhouse is a polycarbonate and aluminum structure; the steel-framed kitchen classroom is clad in a pixilated pattern of colored shingles; and utilities at the rear are designed as bold volumes covered in a bright blue rubber coating.
New York City School Construction Authority
Work Architecture Company
MASterworks Award - Best Green Design Initiative, 2014
The Municipal Arts Society of New York (MASNYC)