Westpark Middle School in Red Deer first to have solar chimney in Alberta

Westpark Middle School in Red Deer first to have solar chimney in Alberta

 

Students moving into the new Westpark Middle School next fall won’t get the Harry Potter moving staircase they proposed.

But Grade 8 student Isaac Boettcher said the stairs near the main assembly area will always be known as the Harry Potter stairs.

A Student Design Committee collaborated with Berry Architecture, Shunda Construction. Student recommendations included an elevator so all spaces in the building are accessible to students with mobility challenges, as well as a glass wall to view the elevator’s mechanics; windows into the school’s mechanical room; and an area to hang out or study with a water feature that can also be used as part of science class.

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