Public Housing in Havana - History of Ideas
Students: Hana Disch, Thies Brunken
Location: Group work in Havana
Date: June, 2007
Type: Research project, student work, public housing
In comparison to other socialist capitals there were only few housing projects in Havana constructed under the flag of the new leadership. The main reason is the already mentioned policy of a de-central development of the country. The most important contribution of the research will be the timeline of differences in architectural and urbanistic production of housing of the different periods that followed the Cuban Revolution. The main question is to ‘frame’ and describe each of these periods, with their economic and political context, international position of Cuba, urban and social policy and resulting urbanism and architecture.
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