MODUPOD featured as school of the future

The MODUPOD has been featured in an article titled “How will schools look in 10 years?” on

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.”

Click here to read the whole article.


NBRS+PARTNERS is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibit an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS+PARTNERS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise. Our design-minded, 50 strong team’s unique focus on creative partnerships helps to realise solutions, with extraordinary results.

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