Structural design of the Austrian- Hungarian High School - Budapest, XII. Orbánhegyi street

 
   
Structural design of the Austrian- Hungarian High School - Budapest, XII. Orbánhegyi street No.39-45
Year of design:   2000 - 2001
Client(s):   SÜBA Rt.
Year of construction:   2000 - 2001
Contractor(s):   HÉROSZ Rt.
Architect   Georg Driendl (Driendl Architecture Studio, Wien)
   

Brief description of structure:

The high school's structure consists of pier frames and monolith reinforced concrete slabs. The building is situated beside an existing school shaping an "U" in plan view. The gymnasium is embraced by this "U" while the high school wing is beside the SW side of the existing school.

The gymnasium's roof can be accessed by foot from the existing building.

The 16-meter-long main girders carrying the gym's roof are placed 5.50 m from each other, while the high school has a 25 cm thick reinforced concrete slab cover. The diameter of the piers in the front is only 25 cm.

The new high school wing is a four-storied building with a corridor in the middle and a cellar story. The roof and covering are made of glass, composite timber structures and steel supporting structures.

Apperance of the high school:

The building fits in its environment due to natural materials used and keeping ecological aspects in head while designing. The high school is called "SUN-HOUSE" for its use of solar energy and being lit by natural light source. Applying solar energy, the heating and lighting costs could be reduced and thus the system protects the environment indirectly.

Achieving these goals the building had to be designed using special structural and building services solutions.


 
 
 
 
 
 

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