Prague 2016 | Non-residential

Kostelní Nursery School

Czech RepublicCzech RepublicCompany Name : Černý a Černý – Sádrokartony, spol. s r.o.

Project description

The Kostelní Nursery School has been designed using soft round shapes and bright colours to create a child-friendly, warm, welcoming environment. The new pavilion of the nursery school building was designed in this way so that children would look forward to playing there. That is why the architect decided to use curved shapes and a vibrant palette. On the other hand, achieving this aesthetic combined with the standard fire-safety and acoustic requirements, demanded the highest level of skill and professionalism from the dry-wall installer team. There were some basic characteristics that had to be considered for the nursery school project; high durability, good ambient acoustics, a surface finish suitable for bright colours and fire safety. The rounded shapes (favoured by the architect) and namely the intersections of the shaped surfaces were the installer’s real ‘nut to be cracked’. This, combined with the aforementioned characteristics, posed the real challenge for the implementation team. The installer also faced the challenge to prepare the supporting structure for the rounded wall and wave-like roof. Then came the “traditional“ dry-lining of the shaped wall and ceilings- here the Glasroc F Riflex boards were the logical choice. Of course the high requirements for durability and surface preparation had to be considered and fulfilled.

Contractor

Černý a Černý – Sádrokartony, spol. s r.o.

The company Černý a Černý was founded in 1990 originally as an association of individual drywall installers. Later they changed their status to a Limited company and expanded into special acoustic and thermal insulation solutions. They are unique in the Czech Republic by providing premium guarantee of quality for 36 months.

Key Achievements

  • Fulfilling the highest requirements to durability of all accessible surfaces Reaching the demanding acoustic parameters

Key Challenges

There were some basic characteristics that had to be considered for this nursery school project; high durability, good ambient acoustics, surface finish suitable for bright colors and fire safety. The rounded shapes (so favored by the Architect) and namely the intersections of the shaped surfaces were the real installer’s “nut to be cracked“. This combined with the aforementioned characteristics, posed the real challenge for the implementation team. The installer also faced the challenge to prepare the supporting structure for the rounded wall and wave-like roof. Then came the “traditional“ dry-lining of the shaped wall and ceilings. Here the Glasroc F Riflex boards were the logical choice. Furthermore the high requirements for durability and surface preparation had to be considered and fulfilled.

Stakeholders

Building owner:
Municipality Prague 7
Architect:
Ing. arch. František Prajer
Main contractor:
Černý a Černý – Sádrokartony, spol. s r.o.
Photographer:
Jan Kroupa
Saint-Gobain Team:
Mr. Lukáš Bach