Client: City of Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav
Status: Competition (2023)
Location: Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, Czech Republic
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Environments: Urban, Park
Visualizer: ZIR Visual
Budget: 22.537.627 €
Scale: 14.462 ㎡ Large
Ratio: 1.558,40 €/㎡
Types: Education, School
The design for the new Primary School Stará Boleslav is informed by Bohemian tradition, programmatic optimization, environmental sustainability and the wellbeing of its users. Firstly, the construction system and building materials are inspired by Bohemian vernacular architecture. The building is designed in cross-laminated timber, organized though a modular portal frame structural system. This is based in traditional Czech wood architecture, which offers a quick, economic and easy-to-assemble construction process.
This modular system organizes all of the interior spaces in a highly efficient and versatile manner. The distribution can be changed over time through dry construction, avoiding obsolesce. The CLT system also offers a negative carbon footprint, becoming one of the most sustainable construction materials. The building encourages the responsible use of natural resources by deploying a series of strategies for passive conditioning and the generation of renewable energies. Finally, the new Primary School Stará Boleslav is widely connected to nature and its surrounding gardens. It lets natural light in through a series of courtyards and atria, and ensures the physical and mental wellbeing of all its users.