This spectacular new national science center, being developed by the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), will rise upon 52 acres of former sugar cane fields, healing the degraded land, and inspiring the nation through fun, experiential learning of science and technology.
A central lake will be formed through a series of dams, around which the learning landscape and buildings are arranged. Each outdoor classroom will be framed as though part of an artistic composition, respecting the changing topography at each setting.
A system of curving, interlocking pathways link the outdoor classrooms that surround the lake, and bring visitors into close contact with the primary water feature. The classroom, museum and support buildings are being gently set into the landscape to allow the utmost interaction between visitors and the land, and to maximize the advantages of the tropical climate.
Award of Merit – Unbuilt Category – AIA Miami 2015
Award of Honor – Planning & Analysis - FL ASLA 2015