Regeneration of the prefab houses zone Máj

  • Investor (key institution): Město České Budějovice
  • Contact person: Mgr.R. Milan Hakl
  • Year of implementation: 2011
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Jihočeský
  • Town: České Budějovice
  • Size of area: 61360 m2
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: 5 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • national: 5 500 000 EUR
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      The activities, which helped to improve the aspects of local cultural and social events, were involvement of the local community in the solution of the project via meetings, where the locals could express their opinions about the future of the area (see photos) and creation of a new space for organizing of cultural or social events, for instance. The creation of new playgrounds enabled increase of soporting and social acivities for families.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      Among the listed aspects of regeneration, the quality of a space has been importantly improved and it gained new functions of o meeting place, source of experience and inspiration (children), a place for sports (especially for prescholl children and children from elementary schools), to a certain degree a place for cultural activities, a place for social learning and social inclusion. The activities, which helped to improve these aspects were creation of new playgrounds, overal improvement of the space between buildings, better and safer accessibility of facilities for children and families.

    3. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.
    4. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      Within the aspects of invovlement of the local community the examples of improvements especially comprise meetings with locals, where they expressed and discussed their opinions about the future development of the area. These improvements were achieved by the following issues: disscussing the recent state and weaknesses of the area, discussing the pland for development of the area including its priorities. Contrarily, less or none improvements have been done in the field of creation of facilities, which would help to social integration, such as community centres.

    5. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      The initiative only slightly helped to improve the state of functional structure of the area. The change of former functions of the zone was minor as was the transmission to the multifunctional functions of the area. On the other hand, some attention was paid to the reconstructions of buildings and environemntal solutions for operation of buildings.


    Local community was participated on the project Regeneration of the prefab house Máj. Local inhabitants express their opinions and demands on proposals and discuss them. Except new parking places, prefab house reconstruction, and traffic connections, new playgrounds was built.

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