The Mendel University campus in Brno has been in the same location since its foundation in 1919. Over the course of a hundred years, the university expanded beyond Brno itself. However, the central place still remains the Brno campus, where historic buildings are complemented by modern ones. In the following years, the university is primarily planning to renovate the interiors of the oldest buildings and expand the space for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The aim of the renovations is greater comfort, user safety, a more pleasant environment and also a more sustainable campus that corresponds to a modern university.

What to expect?

  • Reconstruction
  • of the interiors of Buildings A and B
  • New floors
  • at the Department of Chemistry
  • Opening
  • of the MENDELU design lab showroom
  • New
  • green roofs and solar panels

Current restrictions

Students and staff
  • CLOSING OF THE STUDY ROOM IN BUILDING X: until further notice. The study hall is closed due to the relocation of the rector’s offices from Building A.
  • CHANGE OF THE WORKPLACE OF THE ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT: The economics department is temporarily moved to a study room in Building X.
Public
  • There are currently no works in progress that would affect the public.

What’s coming up?

Reconstruction of the interiors of buildings A and B

Although the construction work in the two oldest buildings will hardly be noticeable from the outside, it will affect the users of these spaces, both students and staff. Construction cannot be done without relocations or temporary restrictions, but the individual stages are planned in such a way that the impact on teaching and operation is minimal. Part of the rector’s office will be temporarily moved to a study room in Building X.

Reconstruction of Building A

In the spring of 2023, the reconstruction of the oldest campus building, Building A, which houses the rector’s office and part of the Faculty of AgriSciences and Horticulture, will begin. These are several connected investment actions, all of which should be completed by 2024. The result will be thoroughly modernized corridors, offices, meeting rooms and sanitary facilities, from plaster and floors to all equipment. In the next stages, new structured cabling will be built and air conditioning in rooms oriented to the southeast and southwest (towards Zemědělská street).

Reconstruction of Building B

The reconstruction of the second oldest building, building B, which is the seat of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, is also in the preparation phase. In three partial stages, the reconstruction and modernization of social facilities, corridors, offices, classrooms and side staircases should take place. In this case, the work will cover all floors of the building. There will also be new air conditioning systems, electrical installation reconstruction, new lighting, etc. The equipment will be refurbished or new. Construction will begin in 2023 and should be completed in 2027.

More room for chemistry

Building D, which houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of AgriSciences, is awaiting a complete reconstruction, including the removal of the 3rd floor, which will be replaced by new floors. After completion, a five-story building with an elevator will stand on the site, which will provide facilities for laboratories, administrative and teaching spaces. An investment of over 200 million crowns is expected, and preparations are aimed at making it possible to hand over the building to the contractor in 2023. The work will then last two years.

During the reconstruction, the entire Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be relocated to a building near the Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies (Building K). It is a building owned by MENDELU, which was rented out to private companies in the past. Now the building is empty and prepared for partial repairs so that the Department can move in.

Why a modern campus?

  • We want to manage energy more efficiently and use renewable energy sources
  • Greater security and a more pleasing environment
  • New equipment for science and research
  • New cabling that will ensure faster and more stable internet

Sustainability first

We are changing our campus with a responsible approach to nature. We want to save energy even more and use renewable resources.

Contacts and campus map

Controlling Department Director
Tomáš Fila