As an important urban infill project in Southwest Florida and a catalyst for future development in the government center, this design responds to the need to be a sustainable, survivable, yet open and inviting public building that maintains all critical functions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, during any event. The project is sited on approximately 69,184 square feet of property and consists of 6 stories that house approximately 102,000 square feet of program, with the first 3 levels parking 200 vehicles. It is also LEED Certified.
Ali Musavi was announced winner of Design Matters 2 Ideas Competition for the proposal seen here. The competition called for a design of a building block with an inclusive school environment that uniquely enhances the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy in Sarasota, Florida.
More information and images of the project after the break.