Ostrava’s Technical University has a new lab complex
The tech sector (including IT, mathematics, the automotive industry, and electronics) is one of the best-paid sectors in the labor market. Graduates of Ostrava’s VŠB Technical University have no problems finding interesting, well-remunerated jobs in this sector, and many of them begin pursuing their future careers while still studying.
The University’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science boasts state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and it recently completed the construction of a new complex for lab-based teaching – a “testbed” for elements of Industry 4.0, automotive, home care, and energy systems in buildings.
The complex consists of three laboratory buildings including a photovoltaic power plant and a fast-charging station for electric vehicles.
The automotive lab focuses on e-mobility and autonomous driving technologies. The home care lab includes two simulated apartments enabling researchers to monitor people’s behaviors in order to develop new biomedical engineering technologies. The smart factory focuses on robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual and enhanced reality, and other fields. The complex enables students to improve their practical skills by using its sophisticated technologies and cooperating with the University’s industry partners.
The lab complex was designed by Ostrava-based Projektstudio. Visually, the complex is dominated by a novel feature – a façade finished in light grey relief plasterwork with printed motifs depicting linkages.