Gensler is the architect behind Georgetown Day Schools new, united academic campus in Washington, D.C., the USA. The interior of the campus is designed by using the nudging idea and geometric carpet tiles made in Denmark.
School project with natural light and nudging
Georgetown Day School engaged Gensler to unite the lower and middle schools in one campus, as they were previously spread across multiple locations. The architecture firm has focused on forming shared, flexible learning environments surrounded by individual classrooms. With this orientation, the new classrooms benefit from an abundance of natural light.
The nudging idea has been included in the selection of the interior, as each floor has been assigned a specific colour to make it easy for the students to navigate in the building.
7600 square metre geometric carpet tiles
To put the nudging idea into practice in a unique way, carpet tiles from the Sebastian Wrong by Fletco collection have been chosen. This carpet tile collection comes in different colours and geometric shapes, which can be combined differently to create a unique flooring.
For this project, Gensler has chosen one carpet tile shape (shape 904), which has been installed in six different colours: three are standard colours and the rest are special made.
Each floor has a light and dark grey ground colour and in addition, there is either a lime green, yellow, orange or blue accent colour, which indicates each floor and makes it easy for the students to find the right floor. In total, 7600 square metre carpet tiles have been delivered to this project.
Focus on sustainable building materials
During the entire building process, there has been a strong interest in selecting environment friendly products. The new campus has therefore been awarded a GOLD level LEED™ certification. Sebastian Wrong by Fletco has contributed to the LEED™ certification.
About Sebastian Wrong by Fletco
Sebastian Wrong by Fletco is a colourful and imaginative carpet tiles concept, which gives the client freedom to design a unique flooring solution to match each individual project perfectly, creating interesting effects within the specific context of the space and other interiors in the building.
The collection includes nine different geometric shapes that come in 18 different colours. Several of the shapes can be combined to create different patterns and can add an attractive 3D effect to the floor.
Suitable for extra heavy commercial use
The Sebastian Wrong by Fletco collection is made of 100% PA 6.6 Ascend Ultron®, which ensures a high durability and makes it suitable for extra heavy commercial use. The carpet tile quality has an Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and is Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold and M1 certified, which prove that it has low VOC emissions and therefore contributes to a healthy indoor environment.
The backing on all Sebastian Wrong carpet tiles is made of 100% recycled material and is free from bitumen, PVC, latex or other harmful substances.
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Photographer: © Connie Zhou