Victoria

Templestowe Secondary College

Working closely with project management company Sensum Group, Modscape designed and constructed a new prefabricated building for Templestowe Secondary College.
  • 2019

    Year Completed

  • 640m²

    Resource Centre

  • 12

    Weeks of Construction

Templestowe Secondary College was part of the Victorian Government’s Permanent Modular School Buildings Program — an integral part of its Asbestos Safety Program. The initiative is responsible for the largest ever removal of asbestos-containing materials from Victorian schools and for the delivery of more than 100 school projects over the next three years.

The innovative modular structure houses the school’s resource centre – the learning and social hub of the campus. The resource centre has a full student kitchen and chill-out zones for students to study in comfort or meet up with friends. There is also a large silent study area for those who need peace and quiet. Curved walls and double-height spaces add dynamic interest and edge, creating a unique centralised space for the school.

The modular building design offered a fast and efficient solution for the school. By completing the construction off-site, the build process was able to be completed in half the time required when compared to a traditional build. The construction was completed off-site at Modscape’s modular construction hub in Brooklyn in just 12 weeks, with the modules being installed in a day during the school holidays to minimise disruption to staff and the student learning program. On-site and landscaping works were completed shortly thereafter.

Project Specifications

Resource centre including quiet space and student kitchen, staff and student amenities, office and meeting rooms, IT classroom, fully integrated data and audio-visual services, high-performing durable finishes.

Credits

Photography by Devin Goheen.

 

Collaborators: Victorian School Building Authority VSBA (client), Sensum (head contractor).