Cuban students win international award for Architecture
- Submitted by: Juana
- 08 / 06 / 2015
The Rescue of Cayo Granma project in Santiago de Cuba, by Cuban architecture students, was one of two prizes awarded during the VII International Competition for Architecture for Disaster Reduction Reconstruction, based in London, UK.
The jury highlighted the great analyzes of the socio-spatial dimension, as well as serious and complete description of the organizational and institutional structure perceived in an excellent reflection of design to urban scale.
Students of Cienfuegos and Villa Clara were given the task of developing a proposal for the reconstruction, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
In order to revive this settlement four phases were designed to ensure safe housing for families, promote self-cultivation, recovering the mill at the heart of the economy -traditionally used in the construction of botes- and promote urban development.