GISS, Terrey Hills

This innovative, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to demountable classrooms won awards following its completion. The two freestanding buildings were created from 12 modified shipping containers providing four new classrooms. The four educational spaces consist of two containers at floor level and another stacked over the middle, forming a double height void. The upper containers also provide compartments for air conditioning equipment and heat chambers to promote passive heating and cooling. All ceiling height windows are automated to open and close in conjunction with the air conditioning system parameters. With recessed LED strip lighting throughout, these shipping containers truly are smart.