A group of Portuguese architects reimagine rooftops as schools, provoking the question, if public education existed literally above everything else, could it be valued above everything else as well?

What if yellow schools dotted the NYC skyline?

Could putting schools atop of skyscrapers, literally increasing schools’ visibility and putting ‘public education above everything else,’ help fix the American school system?

A group of Portuguese architects,  Ana Luisa Soares, Filipe Magalhães, and André Vergueiro asked these questions when they created the ‘Schools In The Sky’ concept for the recent  ‘Rooftops, Why Not? contest. The contest challenged architects to reimagine new purposes for rooftops, ‘spaces on the way of desertification,’ and the team decided to channel their focus on New York City and the public education system:

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