Docomomo International became aware of one of Macau Modern’s masterpieces, the Portuguese School of Macau [Escola Portuguesa de Macau], to be under immediate and serious threat of negligence due to the yet unrealized project of Planta de Condições Urbanísticas [Urban Conditions Plan], by Conselho de Planeamento Urbanístico [Urban Planning Council], ultimately leaving the heritage site in an extremely risky situation.
The Portuguese School of Macau was designed in 1963 by Raúl Chorão Ramalho (1914-2002), Portuguese architect, a reference in the History of Modern Architecture in the world, which left work built in Brazil, Macau, and Portugal. The Portuguese School of Macau is one of the most important works of modern architecture in Macau. A notable work for the use of ventilation grids adapted to the local climate and also for the use of volumetries articulated with each other (with gardens, patios and playgrounds).
Currently, the Portuguese School of Macau is in plenary discussion which is being carried out at the Conselho de Planeamento Urbanístico [Urban Planning Council], Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Docomomo International and Docomomo Macau are urgently asking for International help to advocate the preservation of the Macau Portuguese School that means acting against the implementation of the master plan from Planta de Condições Urbanísticas.
Information provided by Docomomo Macau.
Please, find the Docomomo International’s Supprot Letter in the Pdf below in Portuguese with Mandarin translation:
– Docomomo International Support Letter [Portuguese + Mandarin]
– Rui Leão, Chair of docomomo Macau, interview’s: TDM [Portuguese]
– Manifes [Portuguese]