Lectures 2006
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"The school buildings since the formation of the Modern Greek state. Introduction to the use of reinforced concrete" Varoudis Tasos, Kafousis Lambros, Chorianopoulos George

The study of school buildings for primary and secondary education has been an important chapter of Modern Greek architecture since the formation of the Modern Greek state. These buildings constitute proof of the recent history of our country and they offer valuable information about the economical and social formation of the Modern Greek state.

Our presentation of school buildings is divided into three chronological periods:

1.       from the formation of the Modern Greek state to 1930

2.       from 1930 to 1940 (from 1940 to 1960 there is no notable school-building activity)

3.       from 1960 to the present day

School buildings are studied based on the relationship between their composing principles and the prevalent constructing tendencies of each chronological period. Through the examination of plans, elevations and sections we attempt to define whether and to which degree there is a norm coming out of this relationship. As we study school buildings, we pay particular attention to concrete as material and as a way of building.

In order to accomplish the above-mentioned goals, we study specific school buildings that we consider to be representative of each chronological period.