AIR House to become the Information Centre of the CTU

25/09/2014 - What is the best place to showcase a successful student project if it is to inspire and raise awareness of solar and sustainable architecture? The AIR House will serve as the Information Centre of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague! Thanks to the support of Petr Konvalinka, the Rector of the CTU, the AIR House will be standing right in the middle of the University campus in the Prague district of Dejvice.

This time last year, the Czech Technical University team and its house were competing in California. Almost exactly to the day a year later, we started building our house on the grass area in front of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. For the moment, all that is visible is a fence enclosing the site where the concrete foundation has been laid.

Construction work is being managed by the Faculty of Architecture in close co-operation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The team now has a proven track record and includes the coordinator, Dalibor Hlaváček; the lead architect, Martin Čeněk; the project engineer, Pavel Nechanický; HVAC and water management engineer, Ondřej Surý; assembly co-ordinators, Eva Kubjátová and Tomáš Durdis; and Kateřina Rottová who is in charge of publicity.

Our partners also continue to stand by the project: The house will be built under the supervision of Dřevostavby Biskup. Electrical installations will be adapted to Czech standards by Sauter together with our fellow fighters Michal Marek and Jiří Šedivý. Sunywatt will be taking care of the photovoltaics, and interior furnishings will be adjusted to new operating requirements by the Volf joinery workshop.

Between now and the end of September 2014, the team will be competing for the ecological Oscar: the E.ON Energy Globe Award Czech Republic 2014 in the Youth category. You can support the AIR House with your vote for the „Sympathy“ award on www.energyglobe.com.