Colourful boxes connect the buildings of a school in the Czech Republic

Public Atelier and FUUZE have renovated the building, expanding it and improving circulation through vibrantly coloured passages. 

Public Atelier and Fuuze studios have transformed some buildings in Vřesovice, Czech Republic, into a primary school. Originally owned by the church, the building passed to the municipality in 2013 to be used as a space for education.

The new project for the baroque building sees the addition of classrooms, the renovation of the roof trusses – in poor condition – and the inner courtyard, as well as the connection of all parts to allow a free and better circulation.

A plastered facade with a red tiles roof enhance the historic areas, while the new ones are defined by cubic volumes, copper cladding and vibrant colours, emphasizing the connections between one building and another in a chromatic immersion. The first floor houses the main facilities of the school and a terrace built along the hill onto which the classrooms overlook. A gymnasium will be included when the municipality has funds available. 

Elementary School Vřesovice
Vřesovice u Prostějova, Czech Republic
Elementary school
Jiří Markevič (Public Atelier), Jaroslav Sedlák (FUUZE)
Project engineers:
Zdeněk Opletal, Dana Opletalová
Outdoor improvements:
Vendula Markevičov
Graphic design:
Radim Lisa + Marie Štindlová
The Municipality of Vřesovice
Reconstructed buildings area:
950 sqm
Courtyard area:
490 sqm
Classrooms’ terrace area:
300 sqm

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