Kosovo is building a model school, for a model education environment. The building using recyclable material will soon house 1,400 elementary school students.
"We did a small green roof… and the walls are insulated, and the windows are double glazed," explains Merita Behluli, Infrastructure Expert at Kosovo’s Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST). "And we are using the material which can be recycled. Also, we are using local materials."
In addition to being easy to build and replicate, the school model is innovative in its use of space and common areas.
The model school is part of an education project, backed by the World Bank.
The multi-component project helped Kosovo's Education officials come up with a national guidebook for the designing and building of new schools – like the user-friendly and efficient one under construction in the capital, Pristina.