Back in 2009 when the BER was in full swing, Minx Architecture assisted Albert Park Primary School in negotiating the design and construction of the first double-storey Portables in Victoria.
These were installed using the schools BER funding to alleviate the pressures of peak student enrolments on a constrained site. Since then a number of similar projects have been implemented throughout the state.
This week driving by Albert Park Primary School we snapped this shot - of the first of the triple-storey portables to be installed in Victoria.
Clearly growth in enrolments in inner city schools is an ongoing concern, but the question remains: "Is it economically responsible to address this concern with temporary solutions?".
We'll be keeping an eye on this one - and will let you know when we spot a four-storey portable.