This technological, scientific, and educational pavilion serves the research activities of postgraduate students and employees and the educational activities (including practical) of undergraduate students, mainly in the field of forestry and wood processing. This unique connection creates conditions for a significant improvement in technical education at the University and supports the use of wood in the Czech Republic as the most important renewable raw material. The workplace also expands the potential for the development of new practically usable methods and thus improves the transfer of technologies and knowledge into forestry and wood processing practice.
In the building, whose usable area is 5,400 m2, there are not only spaces for teaching, but mainly premises for practical activities of students and staff. On the fourth floor, there are workshops and laboratories equipped with machines and equipment for the production and testing of wood and wood-based materials, including nanotechnologies and an electron microscope. On the second floor, there is a large auditorium (capacity for 160 students) and two smaller classrooms. Part of the project is the acquisition of modern technological equipment for laboratories and a carpentry workshop.
The implementation of the FFWS Wood Pavilion project, supported by the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovations (OP RDI), lasted ten months and was completed at the end of 2015. The total expenditure on the project amounted to over 282 million CZK. It is one of the two most important investment projects that have been implemented at the CZU in recent decades.