Chapter 2

The Extension of the German School Budapest

Architect: Lajos Hartvig
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

In line with a cooperation agreement between the states of Germany and Hungary, the German School Budapest started its activities in 1990. Its extension was necessitatd by the demand to have enough rooms for the four-grade primary school extended with parallel classes. Lajos Hartvig was commissioned to design the new wing of the existing building. The terrain facilitated a design to double the row of classrooms in the new wing, which means that fully functional classrooms could be built in the direction of the slope and in the opposite direction as well. The primary function of the new extension was to provide home for the primary school unit, but it also allowed for furnishing a restaurant on the yard level which is also an atmospheric café. Besides, the late-19th century revivalist style building which had been free-standing so far now diectly connects with the complex and contains rooms of the management functions.

General design: Bánáti + Hartvig Építész Iroda Kft.
Leading architect: Lajos Hartvig
Architects: István Matus, Viktor Nagypál
Fellow architects: Zsuzsa Annus, Emese Bárdi, András Csiha, Péter Éles, Tamás Ferencz, Beatrix Guld, Gergő Kádár, Luca Kósa, Nóra Novotny, Péter Szabó, Judit Zajacz
Structure: Zsolt Méry – Pro-Stat Kft.
Basement: Csaba Petik – Petik Kft.
HVAC: István Dobay – Dobay és Társa Kft.
Electrical engineering: Zoltán Üveges – Artrea Consulting Kft.
Fire protection: Attila Juhász, Bendegúz Csuba – Ventor Kft.
Environment: Katalin Zentai – Vár-Kert Kft.