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The Cuban Choy-León architectural project presented their plan for a hotel in downtown Havana, to the 13th Venice Biennial of Architecture, included in a catalogue made up by 57 relevant proposals the world over.

  The platform Architecture 2012 showed today at the Venetian salons of Palace Windmann, suggests a daring intervention in the privileged urban space where Havana Prado and Malecón streets meet, said the main Cuban daily Granma.

According to professor Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, quoted by the newspaper, the study Choy-León "headed by José Antonio Choy López (1949) and Julia León Lacher (1948), hope to promote controversy by highlighting the environment of the building and promises to become a new and necessary urban feature, as well as symbol of the most advanced Cuban architecture."

The area chosen to build the hotel is probably the hottest in Havana today, assured Rodriguez, who described it as "a zone of highly historical and environmental values, facing the bay and surrounded by emblematic buildings of the city.

Choy and Leon have carried out outstanding housing and other structural projects throughout their respective careers in cities such as Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

According to the initiative of General Commissar, British David Chipperfield, creator of the Toyota headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, this edition of the architectural venue, of the City of Channels, emphasizes the common aspiration of several civilizations on the rational use and beauty of living spaces.

This event is alternative to its homologous venue dedicated to fine arts and coincides with the famous cinematographic Mostra.

Source: Prensa Latina

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