Plavniekkalna school, Latvia

Plavniekkalna school, Latvia

Before 2010 the Plavniekkalna school in Kekava district did not have enough space for all children living in the neighborhood. Several of them were forced to travel long distances to other schools for example to the nearest city, Riga. Of course, it wasn't convenient for the children, neither for the parents. At the same time the municipality started to calculate the volume of compensation, which they should pay to Riga and other municipalities, to cover the places for the children from Plavniekkalns and Kekava. The result of the calculation was clear – they needed to do something.

In 2010, two classrooms in modular building were added to the existing school building. After the first winter it was clear, that this solution suited the Plavniekkalna school. The new classrooms were nice, warm and convenient, but at the same time additional space were needed. Therefore in the summer 2011 a second floor was added. This is a very good example of modular space flexibility. Currently there are fourteen C40 – units in two floors.