In nature, a “pod” houses and protects a seed and prepares it for germination and growth. The pod encapsulates the seed and its nutrients until it is ready to grow and flourish. Students of Coomera Anglican College will soon become those lucky seeds as ‘The Pod’ building development project springs to life.
‘The Pod’ is a new, future-focused centre featuring innovative, immersive technology. One of the key elements of this new building will be an immersive learning environment with climate control. Considerable thought and effort has gone into formulating a facility that will not only meet the needs of current students, but those of the future.
In a rapidly changing world driven by innovation, it is important for Coomera Anglican College to continue with the growth mindset and continue to challenge learning processes. This facility certainly does that and will have innovation, collaboration and flexibility at its core. The new facility has been designed with the future in mind. The space will be flexible to adapt to change and allow for technical and teaching innovation to be easily adopted. Consideration has been given to the introduction of virtual reality and augmented reality in the education space.
The ground floor will provide space for a broad range of specialist group activities, as well as access to technology (robotics and maker space), collaborative learning spaces, books and other resources. The top floor will house flexible learning spaces for Chinese and Learning Support, as well as a collaborative space with the latest Smart Glass Technology that will double as an indoor drone flying space. The top floor will also provide a great space for the Primary College Counsellor. The central activity area will utilise storage under the slab, to create an activity space that is most likely the most flexible and versatile education space ever created.
The building’s location, adjacent to the Undercover Area, will enhance its community purpose. The contemporary curved external facade provides an insight into what design elements have been utilised inside the building. The College will release detailed plans as construction draws closer.