Hranice na Moravě (CZ)
This is a proposal for a small social housing complex in Hranice, Czech Republic. Focusing on the needs of the end users, including people with physical disabilities, we created a small sustainable building of 25 apartments which takes into consideration the municipality’s environmental and financial concerns too.
In order to improve the sustainability performance of the building, the team included:
- 400 sqm of 66 kw photovoltaics panels which will cover for 75% of the annual electrical demand;
rainwater harvesting systems that will reduce the usage of fresh water by 50%;
photocatalytic coating which will reduce the atmospheric pollutants levels by 47%.
- The project also includes a garden and a conservatory on the roof which are aimed at promoting social interactions while reducing the end users’ monthly food spent.