Five students are exploring sustainable architecture through VR technology - they are wearing VR headsets

Year 10 Globetrotters

The Year 10 “Globetrotters” excursion to the city of Melbourne was an eye-opening experience for all.

As part of the investigation into the world’s most sustainable cities, we had the opportunity to learn about sustainable architecture in our own city, and its importance in creating a more environmentally friendly city. We visited several buildings, including Federation Square and the BHP offices building, which were designed with sustainability in mind. 

We were able to see first-hand how features such as green roofs, solar panels, and rainwater harvesting systems can be used to reduce the impact of buildings on the environment. We also visited Metro Tunnel HQ to learn about how the tunnel will reduce congestion on the train lines. The excursion was a great way to engage us in learning about sustainability and how it can be applied in urban design.

Thanks go to Courtney who was our guide, to Andrea Gore our teacher who organized the excursion, and to Matt Powers who accompanied us.

Lior Kay, Year 10