Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
Sveriges ambassad i Luanda.
Luanda, Angola, Embassy of Sweden
Sweden was the first country to establish diplomatic ties with Angola in 1976, shortly after the country gained independence. The current Embassy building was erected in 1984–85 to designs by two architects at White & Partners, Rune Falk and Lisa Hanson. In 2014, the property became the Embassy for both Sweden and Norway. The National Property Board Sweden began the work of accommodating two Embassies in the same building in 2013.
Miramar – a central district
The Embassy building for Sweden and Norway in Angola is located in Miramar, a central district of the capital, Luanda. The area is characterised by residential one or two-storey buildings on tree-lined streets. The scale of the Embassy building matches in with the surrounding homes.
The entrance level houses the reception, interview room and waiting room, as well as the porter's office, stores, common room, library and offices. On the upper floor is the Ambassador's office, a meeting room and other chancery offices.
Nordic wood interiors
The concrete structural frame of the building was cast in situ, with inner and outer walls in rendered blockwork. The aluminium window frames are fitted with double glazing. The interiors feature pale Nordic birch, and the doors are birch in steel frames, with some of the fixtures also in birch. The floors are tiled throughout. SFV fully refurbished the Embassy in 2013–14, when it started being shared by Sweden and Norway.
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