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Cuban and U.S. Architects to Meet in Havana Again
Culture House in the town of Velasco, Holguin province.Photo: Juan Pablo Carreras
Cuba and the United States will have another space for dialogue during the Conference of the Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects to gather in Havana next week, informed its organizers.
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To the event scheduled from April 18 to 23, will attend 165 U.S. professionals interested in the progress achieved by the island in that field, told journalists Geo Darder, president of the Copperbridge U.S. Foundation.

According to Darder, the U.S. delegation includes renowned professionals as one of the one responsible for the iconic skyscraper Lipstick of New York and a professor of the University of Miami who published a book on the diaspora of Cuban architecture.

The event will start on Monday in the San Geronimo College of Havana, with a cycle of conferences of Cuban specialists to promote work done to date on studies, conservation and rescue of architectural patrimony of the city.

Visitors will also be able to appreciate that reality firsthand, when they tour places of interest such as the Grand Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso which reopened its doors this year, or the Capitol, whose remodeling work is in execution.

They will also share experiences with Cuban students linked to architecture and design in the cultural center Fabrica de Arte in the capital.

The event closes next weekend in the western province of Matanzas, where the U.S. participants will know the main landmarks of architecture of this city known as the Athens of Cuba, as well as the buildings of the Varadero resort.

This will be the biggest meeting on architecture held in the island since the 12th World Art Deco Cogress in 2013, which for a few days turned Havana in the capital of that peculiar design style, with the participation of over 200 professionals of 15 countries. / PL-

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