Westpark Middle School in Red Deer first to have solar chimney in AlbertaRDCA-Admin
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.