Commander Bula Matadi School [Former Nova Lisboa High School]
Huambo [Nova Lisboa], Huambo, Angola
Equipment and Infrastructures
The importance attributed to public facilities and buildings enabled the construction of some relatively important examples of the period, among which these two buildings stood out in the first stage, built according to the rules of the Português Suave (Bland Portuguese) architecture. The high school, with elements of transition into modernist design but still with traces of the austere style of the Estado Novo displays a symmetrical composition with a pilastered loggia strengthening its monumentality and academicism. There was a plan for a school by Fernando Schiappa in 1957 under the auspices of Gabinete de Urbanização do Ultramar (Overseas Urbanization Office) but it is not known if it was built.
Carlos Dias Coelho