RENOVATION AND MODERNIZATION OF THE RADNÓTI MIKLÓS GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Plan
2015 - 2017
12,000 m2
Budapest

The building of the Radnóti Miklós Grammar School designed by Béla Lajta is part of the cultural and architectural heritage. The condition and the functional deficiencies of the building made an urgent reconstruction necessary without which the everyday operation of the school was endangered.

In the 21th century, the tendencies determining the general behaviour of schoolchildren and school environment considerably changed. As a consequence, the traditional pedagogical methods and educational spatial structures cannot satisfy every new requirement. Therefore, contemporary school design requires fundamentally novel approaches. There are a number of current studies dealing with the design tendencies of 21st century schools, and they emphasize the following thoughts:

 

- today’s school environment requires flexible, changing spatial structures

- spaces with natural illumination are determinant and inspire students to be open

- the use of natural materials stimulates children

- variegated zones of community-building and collaboration are necessary

- school spaces should help students to form a strong individual consciousness, but at the same time also have a community-building power

- the use of colours is important and determinant

Lead Architect
Gábor Zoboki DLA habil.
Architects
László Kakas, Balázs Brodszky, Tamás Gyovai, Attila Fekete, András Somogyi Antmann, Csenge Györgyi, Bence Gál, Péter Lasztóczi, Valéria Szabó
Main design partners and consultants
Demeter Design Studio, STR-Design Ltd., Trikád Bt., Artvill Engineering Office Ltd., Újirány Tájépítész Ltd., Firetech Hungary Ltd., VIRON Commercial and Service Ltd., Arató Akusztikai Ltd., Delta Expert Ltd., Körkép Ltd., Toppedion Ltd., Dr. Attila Déry, Design Studio Ltd., ORBIS-XXI Technical Design and Service Ltd., Környezetgyár Ltd.
Client
Elte Radnóti Miklós Training School Foundation