The main goal of the project was to convert the original building into a smart, safe and sustainable building. From a climate perspective, it was able to adapt to long-term drought and heavy rainfall thanks to green roofs, a large amount of green space, and a storage and retention tank that help retain rainwater on the site. Passive building and smart technologies in turn protect classrooms from overheating and reduce cooling requirements. The school is now energy and carbon positive because it produces more energy than it consumes thanks to heat pumps and a photovoltaic plant.
The investment budget of the revitalisation amounted to approximately CZK 250 million excluding VAT, of which CZK 98 million was covered by the EU subsidy.
The school building is a good example of a generous renovation of a public building with regard to green technology, climate neutrality and student well-being. At the same time, the revitalisation incorporated several innovations and thus essentially became a kind of experiment. When in use, it will test whether the solutions are workable and will become a valuable source of information for future design of similar buildings.
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