The MODUPOD has been featured in an article titled “How will schools look in 10 years?” on news.com.au
An excerpt from the article:
Moveable and modifiable schools
The futuristic, adventurous and flexible MODUPOD school features different modular pods or hubs that can be added on or taken off like blocks of Lego depending on the school’s needs.
The entire school can fit on road transport, is configurable and can be set up or moved in a matter of weeks and less expensively than building and designing an entire new school.
The first Australian MODUPOD school is due to open at Duffy Primary School in Canberra in 2014.
The concept will be especially useful for north-west Australia where mining exploration means communities are growing fast and in cities where the suburbs are expanding rapidly and land becomes more and more precious.
“There are different hubs for interaction, social areas and project pods for pupils to work in smaller groups and to be more focussed on the task at hand”, says the man behind it, architect Andrew Duffin of NBRS+PARTNERS.
“The idea is to make school more inspiring and a better environment for students to think more critically and be more resourceful and respectful. By going off to collaborate in smaller areas in groups, the school will create a more mature and progressive student.”