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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© João Miguel Oliveira

Dona Filipa de Lencastre Secondary School

  • Original Authors:
  • Jorge Segurado
  • (1938)

  • Interventions:
  • 9H Arquitecturas Associadas
  • (2010)

Included in the Arco do Cego development plan, this school was built to a design that won a public competition launched by the then Public Education Ministry, headed at the time by Duarte Pacheco. The building seeks to adapt modernity to a more traditional style, which was represented by the Arco do Cego social housing development, making use of the pavilion built a few years earlier, in 1929 to be precise, based on a design by Carlos Ramos inspired by Futurist compositions. After the pavilion was built, the school project was abandoned and then later taken up again based on Segurado’s design. In other words, maintaining symmetry, making use of the gymnasium and placing it along the entrance axis. The building takes the form of a square with an interior courtyard. The positioning of the classrooms is noteworthy: all face south to make the most of the sunlight.

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