A school with a unique combination of study branches

High School for Building Industry and Horticulture is a unique school in many ways. At first sight, it combines completely disparate study branches—the building industry, woodworking, horticulture, and sports. However, this combination has become an unusual symbiosis, allowing the school’s teachers to guide students to perceive and create beautiful things around us, whether the interiors and exteriors of buildings, or the living greenery inside and outside buildings.

The school aims to prepare its graduates well for challenging careers in the building industry as well as horticultural fields. Graduates receive a high level of education thanks to stable and experienced teaching staff, modern equipment, and superior facilities for all disciplines taught, long-term cooperation with the professional sphere, and the possibility of educational and professional internships abroad.

The main school campus in Prague 9 was completed and handed over to students and teachers in 1973. Here you will find the principal’s office and teaching of theory for all disciplines. There are extensive workshops for practical teaching, a student dormitory, catering facilities, a library with a study room, an auditorium, and a sports complex with gyms, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, and a sauna.

Renovation of the public space using an acoustic ceiling

Due to the relatively old building, the school management decided to renovate it gradually, starting with the school auditorium. This multifunctional school public area is used to welcome students, present various awards, and perform matriculation ceremonies and farewells to graduating classes. It is also rented out for private events.

The clients required a design solution for the space, specifically a visual separation between the stage and the auditorium itself, and most importantly, high-quality acoustics throughout the space to allow for a pleasant time for all involved. The installation of Rockfon Color-all® coloured acoustic ceiling tiles was chosen as the ideal solution. The Charcoal colour was used for the ceiling above the stage, with the naturally light Stucco colour in the auditorium area. Both types of suspended mineral ceiling have the highest possible acoustic absorption and, therefore, fully meet the architects’ requirements.

Rockfon’s overall solution provided both the acoustic comfort and the visual separation of the spaces required by the architect.

Ing. Jan Bohoněk

Construction Manager, KONSIT a.s.

High School for Building Industry and Horticulture

Location:Prague, Czechia
Installer:Jan Mrázek
Tiles:Rockfon Color-all®
Edges:A24, E24
Dimensions:600 x 600, 1200 x 600

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