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Fourth Caribbean Winter School: Havana 18 February - 9 March 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MA A+U student Curtis Martyn will be participating in the Fourth Caribbean Winter School in Havana organised by Munster School of Architecture in cooperation with Technical University CUJAE, La Habana Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, Barcelona From the programme brief In Havana a period of transition and urban renewal is expected. Besides the renovation of existing buildings the substitution by new structures will become necessary in the central area of the metropolis. By these interventions urban life should be preserved in the central area of the metropolis in order to avoid the translocation of central activities to the outskirts. The aim of the Winter School is to discuss new design strategies for housing, that meet the specific social and economic needs of the people of Cuba. The practicality of the strategies thus developed shall be tested by a design project in the quarter „Centro Habana“ in the center of Havanna, with a special focus on organizational principles and the new relationship to the built environment.

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