The objective of the competition is to design an elementary school that can accommodate approximately 200 students. The project is to use metal-building-construction and has a maximum of two stories.
Elementary School Program
|Lobby||1,000 sq. ft.||Entrance of the school with security vestibule.|
|Administrative Offices||1,500 sq. ft.||Offices and file storage. Includes offices for Principal, Guidance, and Nurse/Health and conference room. Also, reception, supplies, and general work areas.|
|Teacher Common Room||1,000 sq. ft.||Room for teachers to come together.|
|Art facility||1,500 sq. ft.||Studio space to host art classes or after school art program.|
|Cafeteria||3,000 sq. ft.||Seating and serving area for students.|
|Commercial Kitchen||2,000 sq. ft.||Kitchen to receive and prepare food includes refrigeration, storage, and preparation.|
|Library||2,000 sq. ft.||Includes shelving and work areas.|
|Classrooms||10 x 1,000 sq. ft.||Learning space that can host about 20 students.|
|Common areas /courtyards||3,000 sq. ft.||Outdoor area for activities.|
|Gymnasium||6,000 sq. ft.||Include Middle School Regulation-size basketball court.|
|Health Services||500 sq. ft.||Room for medical examination and treatment.|
|Media Center||1,200 sq. ft.||Space for computers, 3D Printers, and sound studio for student use.|
|Multipurpose Rooms||3 x 1,000 sq. ft.|
|Music Education||1,000 sq. ft.||Space to practice and store instruments.|
|Boy's Restrooms||300 sq. ft.||Should have multiple toilet fixtures.|
|Girl's Restrooms||300 sq. ft.||Should have multiple toilet fixtures.|
|Science Facility||1,000 sq. ft.||Space for science experiments and equipment storage.|
|Storage and Janitorial||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Mechanical Rooms||2,000 sq. ft.|
|Pick-up & drop-off zone for students|
These are minimum requirements. Entries should include sustainable and health design features such as daylight, passive energy use, and air circulation into their designs.
Criteria for the submission will include:
- Suitable proposal for the context and architectural design
- Technical integrity
- Innovative use of metal building system.
The jury will be comprised of MBMA representatives, architecture faculty representatives, and practicing architects.
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