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Planning status
Planning year
2015 - 2017
Planning area
12 000 m2
Lead Architect
Zoboki Gábor DLA habil., egyetemi tanár
Kakas László, Brodszky Balázs, Gyovai Tamás, Fekete Attila, Antmann Somogyi András, Györgyi Csenge, Gál Bence, Lasztóczi Péter, Szabó Valéria
Main design partners and consultants
Demeter Design Studio, STR-Design Kft., Trikád Bt., Artvill Mérnökiroda Kft., Újirány Tájépítész Kft., Firetech Hungary Kft., VIRON Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft., Arató Akusztikai Kft., Delta Expert Kft., Körkép Kft., Toppedion Kft., Dr. Déry Attila, Design Stúdió Kft., ORBIS-XXI Műszaki Tervező és Szolgáltató Kft., Környezetgyár Kft.
Elte Radnóti Miklós Gyakorlóiskola Alapítvány

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