The Czech Technical University in Prague officially opened on February 22, 2011 New building of CTU in Dejvice. This gala event was attended by representatives of the CTU academics, students and other distinguished guests, including President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus.
The new CTU building was built during the eighteen months in the field at the Dejvice campus following the building of the Faculty of construction, Student House and National Technical Library. For the CTU, it is the largest construction investment over the past 35 years for buildings used for science, research and educational purposes.
The location of new buildings of the CTU freely follows the completion of high schools area designed by the winning architects F. Cermak and G. Paul at the turn of the 50th and 60th of the 20 century. The face of the new building was architected by the studio Šrámková architects. The architectural design that grew out of the competition and 35 teams was selected by a committee composed of prominent architects.
The general designer of the building was the company VPÚ Deco a.s., technical supervision of the investor was provided by Gleeds Czech Republic, s.r.o. and safety coordination was under control of the company Mirro, s.r.o.
The new CTU building was built on the land with an area nearly of 7000 square meters. Total floor area is 34,584 square meters and enclosed space of building has got a capacity of 147,041 cubic meters. Investment costs in the amount of CZK 1 160 million were covered by own funds of the CTU in the amount of CZK 161 million and by the state subsidy of CZK 999 million.
The new building, which will primarily serve to students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Information Technology of the CTU, has got eight floors above ground and three underground floors (garage capacity is 316 parking places). There are located main entrance, study department and lecture halls with a capacity 80, 100, 180 and 300 seats on the ground floor. Classrooms, studio and other teaching and study spaces and special educators are placed on the other floors. Four specially equipped seminar classrooms are at disposal on each floor.
The architectural design of the CTU New buildings was realized by joint venture of companies of Metrostav and VCES. Chargé d´affaires Pavel Ulrych was responsible for technical preparation of the project; direct responsibility for the realization was taken by Tomáš Kavalír and his team.