Aventura Waterways K-8
This K-8 prototype is a response to the need of Miami-Dade’s land-starved urban communities to alleviate overcrowding in a rapidly expanding population. The compact, vertical solution is a “kit-of-parts” and can be configured in a variety of ways. The design delivers a school comprised of a series of “proto-parts:” modular classroom buildings, a Fine Arts/Dining assembly building, an Administration/Media building and a P.E. building/shelter linked by “connectors” containing staircases, mechanical rooms, toilets and other support spaces. A variety of connector modules is provided creating classroom buildings which can respond to varying site conditions and configurations. For example, the classroom modules were sited and rotated around preserves of historic trees on the 10-acre site. This not only protected the environment and created a wonderful outdoor learning area, but actually saved money for the District by reducing environmental mitigation fees. In addition, this concept allows the greatest flexibility in siting the buildings for the most efficient exposure as well as providing all classroom spaces with proper daylighting and views.