Horizon Village wins 2013 Brick

VOA, in association with Berners-Schober, won the Bronze Award in Education for University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's residence hall.

Photos: Ballogg Photography

Horizon Village was designed as the new centerpiece of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s residential campus and demonstrates a higher standard for student residence life. The 340-bed residence hall opened to students in the fall of 2012 and features apartment-style living suites. The suites come in two- and four-bedroom versions and feature shared living rooms, kitchenettes, private bathrooms and in-suite storage.

Horizon Village received LEED Gold Status for its many sustainable features. Dwelling units receive direct sunlight for several hours per day. Windows are specially glazed to reduce energy consumption and mask furnishings at the floor level while still admitting plentiful sunlight. The masonry-trellised arcade shades a footpath and defines a grassy lawn above a geothermal well field. The one-story building features a vegetated roof. The south end of the building features a super-scaled bay window with solar shading that creates bright and inviting social spaces.

Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored the Brick in Architecture Awards, the nation’s premiere architectural award featuring clay brick. The project also won a 2013 Wisconsin Masonry Alliance (WMA) Excellence in Masonry Design Award – Best of Show & Best of Clay Masonry.

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