The Miami Children’s Museum features several distinctive architectural details, the most prominent of which are the “wave panels” down the central corridor that create a dramatic 40-foot clear height. Because the panels featured randomly placed holes of different sizes, a life-size drawing of these random radii was plotted to assist layout.
The building also features perimeter panels with stepped angles, which were colored in varying shades for emphasis. The entry features large cantilevered panels hanging over a glass cone.
Because of the limited space available to cast the many panels needed, the contractor relied on casting beds and phased the erection of the panels. The building was tied together with a precast joint system and CIP, which involved a complex coordination of connections.
Judges selected this project for the playfulness and complexity of the Tilt-Up panels.
Watson Island, FL 33132
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