ModWest, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
General access (self guided)

ModWest is a temporary teaching and learning facility, conceived, designed and built in twelve months. The facility supports teaching and learning advancements, providing large scale collaborative, interactive learning spaces in the short-term while plans for permanent facilities are developed and built by the University.

The facility will operate for five years before being relocated to another campus, ensuring a sustainable outcome.

ModWest provides seven new formal teaching spaces: There are over 800 formal seats across 7 rooms. 4 spaces can be combined providing for classes up to 300. There are over 200 informal learning seats.

ModWest has enabled academics to deliver large scale courses with more flexibility and greater active and collaborative learning opportunities. The concourse with expansive views to outside supports student’s self directed study with a broad variety of settings. The quality of the spaces has not been compromised by the building’s temporary nature.

ModWest is a great example of the potential of temporary spaces.

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Food & Beverage, Patina Restaurant and Merlo Cafe are open on Saturday

Wheelchair access



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: 2021 AIA Queensland Commendation for Sustainable Architecture, 2021 AIA Queensland Colorbond Award Commendation for Steel Architecture

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