Emphasising education thriving on being closely connected to the outdoors, a school in Miami will construct a new space that features flexible classrooms with mobile walls and furniture.
Perkins+Will has released details of their flexible design for the new STEM building for Ransom Everglades School in Miami, Florida.
The school’s role as a nationally-renowned centre for science and technology will be aided by tech-enabled educational tools, fabrication and maker labs, a rooftop outdoor lab, and an entire roof of solar PVs.
Part of a school-wide masterplan at the institute’s Coconut Grove campus, the 4180-square-metre scheme will “provide indoor and outdoor collaboration areas to enhance team-based learning and to promote an environment of thought leadership, experimentation, and creativity”.
Flexibility and adaptability are key drivers for the scheme, with movable walls, furniture, and services that enables the classrooms to open up to the outdoors and create unique spaces that can be customised for each class.
Laboratories for earth sciences, biology, chemistry and physics will integrate with state-of-the-art fabrication and maker labs, forming a centre for ideas exchange and the exhibition of new trends in education.
The exterior will feature an extensive landscape design project, with breakout areas adjacent to the STEM building and a new quad.
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