The Druze High School for Science and Leadership – Yarka

Location: Yarka, Western Galilee
Client: Yarka Local Council
Completed: 2004
Description: The high school was established to provide gifted students from the Druze sector an education aimed at fostering high academic achievement and leadership.  The 9-classroom school is equipped with five state of the art laboratories, a library and resource center and a 140 seat auditorium. The design highlights aspects of green architecture, applying a solar photo-voltaic system for lighting and a rainwater collection system for irrigation.  South-facing windows are shaded by aluminum roof overhangs and a slat system allows for natural ventilation.
[high school, green building]

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