Facilitating Immersive Learning at Taronga
Research shows that immersive, experiential learning is critical in developing skills to prepare students for a multi-disciplinary, technology-rich future.
To learn the lessons they need for the 21st century, students need … [to be] excited and engaged, NSW Department of Education, Futures Learning: Case for change
NBRSARCHITECTURE is leading the way in connecting a physical solution to support an immersive learning experience. The new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning has started construction on its iconic Sydney Harbour site. 2016 marked the one-hundred-year anniversary for the Zoo and NBRS sensitively worked through the heritage and environmental insertion of this new benchmark building. The impact of this project will have significant economic and scientific benefit on a national scale.
Not only is Taronga Zoo one of Australia’s most popular attractions, it is globally recognised as a leading research institution specialising in environmental conservation studies. The Institute project will set a new standard in creating a life enhancing environment through the seamless arrangement of Learning, Scientific Research, Administration, and Visitor Experience. The project is another example of NBRS’ cohesive team approach by our Architects, Landscape Architects, Heritage Team and Interior Designers.
All parts of the project are centred around a tiered light filled atrium purposed for arrival, lectures, socialising, and large and small group gatherings. The learning hub features three immersive spaces where students enter an environment which allows them to get up close and personal to flora and fauna in a unique experience. Taronga Zoo is a world leader in conservation and understanding ways in which scientific education and research can lead to sustainable environmental outcomes. The unique design that NBRS has created will support a life changing environment and will have a global impact through innovative immersive learning.