The second e-SAFE LOCAL pilot is Sports Banatul Highschool with local partners AIIR (Romanian Association of Building Services Engineers) and Polytechnic University of Timișoara.
The building is located in the vicinity of the Timisoara city football stadium Dan Paltinisanu. Close to one of the sports centers of the Polytehnic University Timisoara and the students’ campus. The end users are teachers and students (with age between 6-19 years).
The word "co-design" refers to a participatory, co-creative, and open design approach where building’s end-users directly collaborate through the entire design process with design experts so that they can identify together the best design solutions within a common framework.
Since December 2021, Liceul Sportiv Banatul students and teachers, together with the Politehnica University of Timișoara, met weekly with the e-SAFE consortium, in order to co-design an actionable renovation plan for their school through a participatory process.
GREEN AND SEISMIC SAFE SCHOOLS FOR TIMIȘOARA
24 March 2023, Timișoara - Liceul Sportiv Banatul is excited to announce a public event that will be held at the POLITEHNICA University of Timișoara on 30th March, Green and seismic safe schools for Timișoara.
Bringing together representatives from Liceul Sportiv Banatul, the City of Timișoara, the Romanian Association of Building Services Engineers, the West Regional Development Agency, the POLITEHNICA University of Timișoara, the University of Catania, and Buildings Performance Institute Europe, the event will unveil renovation plans that will increase energy performance, comfort, and earthquake safety of the school.
Since last December, Liceul Sportiv Banatul students and teachers, together with the POLITEHNICA University of Timișoara, met weekly with the e-SAFE consortium, an EU-funded research project, in order to co-design actionable renovation plans for their school through a participatory process.
Students learned extensively about the health, safety, and environmental benefits of building renovation, and collectively created a stepwise renovation plan, prioritizing… READ MORE
e-SAFE 6TH PROJECT MEETING AND PUBLIC EVENT IN TIMIȘOARA!
On March 29th and 30th the e-SAFE 6th project meeting took place in Timișoara (Romania), and it’s been 2 days full of exciting events and activities!
Over the two days, the consortium held the semestral project meeting in its local pilot, the Liceul Sportiv Banatul of Timișoara, where the e-SAFE technicians visited the building and analysed the critical structural issues in order to develop a suitable renovation project.
But that's not all! The partners also had the opportunity to meet local authorities and hold the e-SAFE public event “Green and seismic safe school for Timișoara”.
The event, organized by e-SAFE partners BPIE and UNICT in collaboration with the Timișoara Local Platform, and hosted by the POLITEHNICA University of Timișoara, was open to the public and has been an excellent opportunity to learn, discuss and imagine how to build greener and safer schools for all… READ MORE
INTERVIEW WITH PROF. RAMONA ROMAN, DIRECTOR OF LICEUL SPORTIV BANATUL
Upon the completion of the co-design process in Liceul Sportiv Banatul in March 2023, we sat down with the school’s director, Prof Ramona Roman, to discuss her experience with the process. Professor Roman was one of the biggest supporters of e-SAFE, she sold the project to the schoolboard, to teachers and students, and acted as the direct link between e-SAFE and the school throughout the process.
INTERVIEW WITH DR. IOAN SILVIU DOBOSI
Dr. Dobosi is associate professor of architecture at the Polytechnic University of Timișoara and president of the Romanian Association of Building Services Engineers. Through his membership in REHVA, he played an integral role in identifying potential e-SAFE pilots in Romania and actively supported the consortium in liaising with all local stakeholders who needed to be involved in the co-design process. Upon completion of the co-design process within the Liceul Sportiv Banatul, we spoke with Dr. Dobosi about his experience with the process, his motivation to support and his reflections on how to achieve financing for the project.
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