Educational, Corozal 2010

    • Merit Award-AIA Honor Awards PR Chapter - 2012

    This first commission from the Puerto Rican Family Institute, located in Corozal, Puerto Rico, involves the rescue of two existing buildings of approximately 10,325 square feet to be used as Head Start school facilities and as an annex and a storage. The design-built concrete structure, previously employed as a vocational school, had remained in an utterly abandoned state for almost 20 years. The facilities are located in a 4.85 acre parcel in La Mina sector of the Palmarejo ward in Corozal.

    Guarderia Ecologica la Mina view of main entrance
  • Guarderia Ecologica la Mina existing structure Guarderia Ecologica la Mina school playground
    Guarderia Ecologica la Mina inner patio and ondulating trellis

    The jury was particularly impressed by this adaptive reuse of an existing structure as a kindergarden. The consideration of multiple scales of experience and the playful compositions of forms and materials was particularly appealing.

    AIA 2012 Honor Awards Jury Member

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