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Community Centre Všichni spolu

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: November 02, 2023
Project start date: July 01, 2017
Project end date: May 01, 2019


Community Centre uses several technical solutions to respond to climate change. Flat roofs have been taken over by plants. These protect the building from overheating in the summer, while in the winter they serve as insulation against the cold. The gradual evaporation of water on hot days helps to cool the surrounding air. Outdoor sports fields and playgrounds are built with permeable surfaces that allow water to seep into the soil. Precipitation from the roof and paved areas is diverted into a retention basin and discharged in a regulated manner into the Hermit Creek, or discharged onto the lawn. The building uses an eco-friendly heat pump to maintain a comfortable temperature. While it heats the building in winter, it cools the building in summer. The plan is to plant a total of 1,230 new trees, 3,400 ivies and 614 herbs. This brings the area of restored greenery to approximately 2300 square metres.

Financial data

The cost of the construction of the community centre amounted to CZK 50 million. It was financed from the Integrated Regional Operational Programme in the amount of CZK 18 million.


This project undoubtedly has many positive aspects. However, we need to remain mindful of the local fauna and flora. There is a risk to frogs, which may jump from the adjacent pond through the sloping roof to the hot stones, from where they may not return. The second risk is that the grass, which has not yet grown properly, may be trampled by visitors and therefore disappear.

Information sources

Village website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.