The cycle of exhibitions of the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) implemented by the LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project starts at the Gabriela Mistral school, in Solana de los Barros (Badajoz, Spain).
The first exhibition took place on March 22, and was visited by students and teachers from the Secondary School ‘Nuestra Señora de Bótoa’ in the town of Badajoz. Students from the following specialisations attended: Secondary Level in Gardening and Floristry, Secondary Level in Interior Works, Decoration and Rehabilitation and Higher Level in Building Projects. There were 16 students and 2 teachers from the Agricultural field and 18 students and 2 teachers from the Building field.
This exhibition was initially led by Miguel Ángel Antón, Sustainable Building technician of the Rural Development and Sustainability Area of the Diputación de Badajoz, who explained and informed the attendees about the objectives and actions of the LIFE-myBUILDINGisGREEN project. This talk was about the construction/building actions and the materials that have been used to reduce the high temperatures in the school, as well as the different prototypes of NBS that have been implemented in roofs/ceilings or walls of the building. In addition, the first results of temperature and CO2 obtained through the monitoring of the building that have been obtained so far in the classrooms of the school were also presented.
Presentation of first results of the project © DIPBA
The visits led by Miguel Ángel Antón to the roofs and exteriors of the school to see the NBS prototypes were divided into two groups, to avoid heavy loads on the roofs/ceilings of the building. Therefore, the prototypes were first visited by the students and teachers of the Building field and then by the students and teachers of the Agriculture field. Therefore, while one group visited with Miguel Ángel, the other group attended a talk on energy efficiency and sustainable mobility.
Visit to the vertical garden installed in one of the school corridors © DIPBA
Finally, once the exhibition was over, a photograph was taken in the school playground with all the students and teachers of Nuestra Señora de Bótoa Secondary School.
Group photo with the Nuestra Señora de Bótoa secondary school © DIPBA