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MIAMI DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROTOTYPE GOULDS ELEMENTRY

  • Project Details

    MCHarry Associates developed a new prototype elementary school for Miami-Dade County Public Schools to house 800 to 1,300 student stations. The prototype has various reuses (adaptations) which yields a high quality design that is responsive to varying contexts.

     

    The goal of the prototype system is to achieve a high performance school that delivers meaningful civic presence; responds well to varying site conditions; and creates an inviting educational environment for impressionable young minds.

     

    The design uses a collection of proto-parts to create a village-scale campus organized around a central Mainstreet pedestrian environment.

     

    The architectural vocabulary for the campus is based on a tilt-wall model. This construction model organizes a system of abstract, yet coherent, visual relationships expressed through the use of asymmetric, geometric, planar wall elements.

     

    Techniques for achieving student-oriented scale and proportion for the school includes the use of wall plane articulation, fenestration, and the controlled use of bold color.

MC Harry Associates Inc.

2780 S.W. Douglas Road

Suite 302

Miami, Florida 33133

305.445.3765

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