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Key Property + Architectural Developments in Habana, West Indies

post updated 17 Feb 2020
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Cuban Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Cuban Architecture. We aim to include excellent quality, significant Cuban buildings / projects. We feature completed buildings in Cuba and new building designs. We also can also cover architecture competitions across the West Indies.

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Competition

Eleven’s current challenge focuses on Havana’s iconic Malecon in a sea defence and cultural space competition.

Shaking Up Havana’s Malecon Architecture Competition - Cuban Buildings

Havana Architecture Competition

Cuba Architecture – Proposals

Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Cuba : Proposal
Guantanamo Bay - Cuban Buildings design
image from contest organiser

In reaction to US President-elect Barack Obama’s Sunday’s declaration on CBS ’60 minutes’ on 16.11.2008 (his first sit-down interview since winning the November 4 presidential election) where he has confirmed his intention to close Guantanamo’s Detention Center in Cuba.

zerOgroup’s proposal ‘I LOVE GITMO’ to upgrade the American enclave in Cuba into a mass tourism destination.

2012 Havana International Charrette on Urban Planning and Urban Design
Parque Maceo Havana - Cuban Buildings
Havana Harbour Charrette, Cuba : Release, 1 Jun 2009

Thirty architects, landscape architects, planners, and designers from Australia, Europe, North America, and Cuba recently came together for the third Havana Harbour Charrette.

The charrette is organized by the Cuban and Norwegian Chapters of the Council for European Urbanism, and it is conducted with the support of both Cuban and International organisations.*

Major Cuban Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Church of Santa Rita
Architect: Victor Morales

Habana Riviera Hotel Building
Polevitzky and Philip Johnson

Ildefonsa Someillan Apartments
Max Borges Recio

La Rampa Cinema
Architect: Gustavo Botet

Ministry of State Building
Jose Fontan and Carlos Ferrer Architects

National Arts Schools
Ricardo Porro, Roberto Gottardi and Vittorio Garrati

National Theatre Building
Arroyo & Menendez

Yara Cinema
Junco, Gaston & Dominguez Architects

More Cuban Architecture projects online soon

Location: Cuba

Building Developments in countries close to Cuba

American Architecture
Tampa Covenant Church
photo : Al Hurley

Bahamas Buildings
image from contest organiser

Mexican Building
Casa Negra
photograph : Rafael Gam

Caribbean Property – Barbados
Barbados Oval Stadium
photograph © Christian Richters

American Houses

Florida Architecture
American skyscraper
picture : dbox

Comments / photos for the Cuba Architecture page welcome

Website: Visit Cuba