Cuartilla Informativa: January – March 2013
Havana Project is happy to announce that the most recent issue of Cuartilla Informativa is now online. As many of you know, Cuartilla is edited by Manuel (Manolo) J. Sanchez Victores, and produced in collaboration with colleagues in the United States and Cuba. The newsletter is all about architectural and planning issues in Havana and Cuba. You can download the PDF here.
As always, you can read Cuartilla in either English or Spanish. The newsletter is sprinkled with color pictures as well as maps and explanatory tables.
Cuatro Caminos (4 Roads) Site
This new issue of Cuartilla begins with an in-depth discussion of the Cuatro Caminos (4 Roads) site and its role in creating an understanding of the city of Havana. To get a real flavor of the area, you can watch the video on the Cuatro Caminos Mercado (Market) above.
To paraphrase Cuartilla: For many, Havana is a city frozen in time given the absence of significant physical changes over the course of more than half a century. But the current reality is that further urban development can no longer be postponed. A good example is the Cuatro Caminos site where current needs have been evaluated. Findings indicate that the existing social and environmental deterioration demands immediate solutions. Proposed work would take place in 4 stages:
- Stage 1 (short run): Concrete Actions on Elements that Constitute the Space
- Stage 2 (medium run): Actions on Land Use and Building Stock
- Stage 3 (long run): Actions on the Urban Connections of the Area and its Citywide Character
- Stage 4 (the future)
The idea is to create a connection between this location and the interior of the city.
Other articles include:
Technical Work for the Restoration Project for Loredo Chapel:
The Loredo Chapel, a burial funerary chapel, is a small sized reproduction of one of the great eclectic residences from the early years of the 20th century. it was designed by Victor de Llona, who conceived it as a purely decorative structure to be insstalled in the Cristobal Colon cemetary.
About the Town of Bejucal:
This article is focused on the parish church of Los Santos Apostoles Felipe y Santiago.
The Town of Remedios in the Province of Villa Clara
Cuartilla has published several updates on Remedios recently. The current issue addresses the first actions intended for the restoration of the Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Buenviaje Catholic Church.
Thanks as always to Manolo and his colleagues and collaborators. You’ll want to be sure to download Cuartilla and peruse the full PDF newsletter from cover to cover. Happy Reading!
Just a quick update: For now, Cuartilla is not printable. Save yourself some frustration and don’t try to print the PDF.