L’Avana: migrazioni e contributi dall’Europa alle Americhe. L’influenza di Josè Luis Sert e Franco Albini nella pianificazione della modernità cubana

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Silvia Aloisio


When the Second World War, in Europe, stops construction and cultural activities and the Americas offer themselves, instead, as a fertile ground for studying new theories and realizing the dream of modernity also of European architects, Cuba represents one of the favorite destinations in this
panorama. The exchanges and influences of European architects materialize through continuous travels and collaborations with the government and/or local designers. In that historical moment the urgency to study and manage the growth of Havana city is registered, a need that leads into the planning contributions of two important figures: Josè Lluis Sert and Franco Albini. In the text their works are analyzed in a transversal way, recognizing in Sert's planning proposal the clear Le Corbusierian influence and the application of a vision filtered by North American interference, and in Albini's work the formulation of a useful direction for the creation of modern Cuban architecture identity.

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