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North side of
the building

Back to north side of the building

3. Lower edge of pitched roof

This building has an unsymmetrical roof. This north side of the roof that faces the wind has a longer leading edge – this means the pitched/slanted roof is longer on the windward side. This sends the wind higher up over the building and increases the sheltered area on the other side of the school (so the south-facing patio should be sheltered in winter).