AFTER SIX years of planning, an international competitive tendering bid, and the green light from Lisbon Câmara, modernisation and expansion works at Lisbon’s International German School are to finally go ahead.
The Ambassador for the Federal German Republic in Lisbon, Dr. Joachim Broudré-Groger, was on hand to join two of the school’s pupils in the official foundation stone laying ceremony at the Deutsche Schule Lissabon school site in Rua Prof. Francisco Lucas Pires, at Telheiras.
The 10 million euro works to improve the existing school facilities, which were built in 1964, will be ready at the end of 2008.
Architect João Luís Carrilho will redesign the existing premises and create a number of new buildings, including a 20-classroom Primary School and a new Sports & Gymnastic Pavilion. The new Gym Pavilion with removable walls will include a playing field measuring 22x44m2 – over twice the size of the present facilities.
The students will also benefit from new recreation and prep rooms, a natural science block and an enlarged refectory. A new multimedia centre and library is also to be constructed.
All of the new installation will benefit from the latest state of the art equipment designed for schools.
In 2001, the German School of Lisbon Association, which is responsible for the management of the school, agreed at its General Meeting to modernise and expand the existing structures with funds from its members, sponsorship from Luso-German companies, and 8,400,000 euros from the Federal German Republic.
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