Archinect - News 2014-04-21T03:34:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/52730212/scuola-di-ballo-escuela-nacional-de-arte-to-be-converted Scuola di ballo, Escuela Nacional de Arte to be converted? Nam Henderson 2012-07-01T14:53:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T12:10:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2h7a2y4we5p4vctl.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster told the Sunday Times: &ldquo;Carlos is a great dancer who is inspiring the regeneration of an iconic ruin of early modernism outside Havana.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Speaking to <a href="http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Arts/article1062588.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sunday Times</a>&nbsp;on June 17th,&nbsp;Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta and Lord Norman Foster explained their plans to regenerate the iconic ruin of early modernism outside Havana. The original building, with its distinctive brick and domed roof construction was designed in 1961 by Italian Vittorio Garatti. Someone has already started a Facebook page&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/ComitatoVittorioGaratti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Comitato "Vittorio Garatti"</a> looking to prevent the plan. They write "<em>This is really important! We can't permit to another architect to put his hands on the National Schools of Arts...The original architect is Vittorio Garatti and he is alive and well, he should be the one at the helm of any design or development at this site.</em>"</p>