Last night we had our final presentation of our 2 week study tour of Bridgetown. We were lucky enough to be gifted a beautiful space in the Amaryllis Hotel with curved, textured walls. Members of the architectural community, family and friends came out in their numbers with nearly 100 people in attendance. The evening's festivities were opened by the President of the Barbados Institute of Architects, Michael Lashley and the relationship with the Caribbean School of Architecture was cemented with commentary from architect Erskine Rose.
The presentation took the form of an exhibition, where patrons were invited to engage the students and the work in a series standing critiques. The general feedback was positive, especially in regards as the amount of work done in a relatively short time.
And I just found out whilst listening to the podcast of Modernism in Barbados from the MoMA Modern Architecture in the Caribbean Symposium, that Roberto Burle Marx designed the original plaza for the Central Bank of Barbados - but it was changed soon after his death. Sad!