Around 60 students of architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IT, natural sciences, forestry, and agriculture from the region gathered and for 5 days and actively worked on the arrangement of the Student Pavilion. Earlier in 2016 and 2017, basic works were done through the project using natural materials for foundations, structures, walls, and roofs. This year’s student gathering is based on the exterior arrangement of the installation of the facade and layers of the green roof, as well as the interior decoration, using the furniture they made themselves, then the installation of sensors for scientific measurements and the system of recovery to improve the quality of indoor air.
The topics that were generally covered during the gathering was: sustainable architecture, energy efficiency, Green City metering and simulation, renewable energy, electric vehicles, circular economy, with detailed workshops on how to recycle furniture, paper, produce and design furniture from natural materials, then how to install sensors and recovery systems.
Student Pavilion as an idea and a scientific project of students and professors of International Burch University aims to build almost a zero energy facility from traditional local building materials that are known in the construction practice since ancient times clay, wood, stone, lime, straw, wood, paper, and other recycled natural materials and prove that such materials contribute primarily to nature conservation.
The students’ active approach to the project has resulted in the acquisition of skills that they will be able to use in future life work. A hands-on approach is one that is very often lacking in formal education, thus helping such interdisciplinary and international socializing help students successfully address future challenges and problems of energy efficiency and sustainable housing.
The project is organized by the Green Council Association in cooperation with the International Burch University (IBU), and with the support of the GIZ Open Regional Fund for JIE – Energy Efficiency. A special partner of the project is EU HORIZON 2020 SMARTER with a large number of domestic and international partners.