Modular Learning Spaces in Canberra

In one day, Canberra’s Duffy Primary School expanded by 7 new learning spaces.

On Saturday 23 November 2013 the local community came together along with the ACT Minister for Education, Joy Burch to witness the lifting and assembling of 10 modules to create a new learning wing to the existing school.

Design Director Andrew Duffin, and Project Architect Andrew Tripet of NBRS+PARTNERS have created an open planned modern learning environment ready to house the equivalent of 7 classes, practical activity spaces, and staff areas. The modular design has allowed fast, safe and exciting state of the art learning spaces for a school which is experiencing roll growth pressure.

“It’s phenomenal, we weren’t expecting anything this amazing”
P&C Vice President & ex-student, Laura Boyer

The modular fabrication technique ensures precision quality control, embedded ESD, and a safe delivery method with very little disturbance to a busy operating school environment. The modules arrived with interior finishes complete, with services wired and plumbed ready for final connection and testing.

At its core the desire has been to create the best learning environment possible. The modular delivery just made sense in creating the right outcome.

See the Canberra Times article: Duffy Primary School welcomes new transportable buildings


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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