CUBANIA

DIPLOMA PROJECT

Location 

Havana, Cuba

Year

2019

Category

Urban, Cultural

Program

Cultural Center including an open and a closed theater, a museum and public spaces. The project is also treating the waterfront to help avoiding flooding in the city center.

The Center is related to the National Art Schools of Cubanacan, as a place of artistic representation for its students. Located in the center of Havana, it also offers new qualitative public spaces, to help the habaneros to take hold of the project as a urban platform. The point is to imagine the contemporary vernacular Cuban architecture, working with local ressources and techniques, as the clay bricks to build Catalan vaults. This type of construction allows a certain freedom during the buildings design, to create an architecture that responds to the climate and the customs. The project is divided in four parts, to offer a full range of integration into urban situations: el Malecon-ium, la Ola, el Pasaje Cultural and el Museo Planta.

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La Ola from the Malecon
La Ola from the Malecon

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