Transnational Students’ Workshop on Sustainable Building

Within the Hi-Smart Project a transnational students’ workshop on sustainable building is being organized in the form of blended mobility, where the in-person activities will take place at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava from October 11 through October 13, 2021. The preliminary program gives an overview of lectures and activities to be held within the workshop. The target audience are interested students from participating academic institutions (BME Budapest, TU Kaiserslautern and STU Bratislava).

Rehabilitation of individual buildings at Obchodna St. – Energy efficiency point of view

Historic buildings are not treated as „seriously” as they should and could be in current European legislation regarding energy efficiency matters. It is true that the question of historic buildings’ renovation processes is not as straightforward as in case of new buildings, i.e. often they have to be dealt with individually. We have to consider the value that has to be conserved for future, but also we have to be aware of the energy that we are losing through the building envelopes.

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Interest Groups in the Refurbishment Process of Obchodna Street

Roughly in the middle of Obchodna street, there is a node of increased activities. The node is created naturally by the intersection of Obchodna street with Postova street. This node stretches the pedestrian zone in a perpendicular way, adding another dimension to the public space. Feeding substantial part of pedestrians from the transport hub at Hodzovo square, the intersection creates an open plaza in front of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Just in the middle of this unnamed plaza, one can find a block of shops. These temporary vendor stands are of a poor technical and aesthetical quality and are considered for a replacement in the project by Jan Tichy, Weronika Dams, and Helga Kovacs.

Jan Tichy writes about the various interests in public space that should be taken into account throughout the design process.

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