Foster for Cuban Ballet School, A Dance Of What?
"You have to accept that 50 years have gone by, but the changes should be done by the architect who was in charge. If this architect is no longer able, this is another thing. But the last time I saw Garatti, he was thinking clearly. So there's no reason to put him aside. I don't think it's ethical."
British architect Sir Norman Foster jumps on the opportunity to remodel iconic and unfinished Cuban National Art Schools. But one of the the original architects, Roberto Gottardi, is still alive. (via Alexis Navarro) Also see; Revolution of Forms: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools by John... View full entry
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HandsumCa$hMoneyYo commented "Norman Foster seems like a really odd fit for this project. He's a wealthy corporatist architect from northern Europe...taking on an abandoned arts academy in a communist state in the tropics, hmm. What could possibly go wrong, yo?"
News Reports surfaced via an interview in the Sunday Times that Sir Norman Foster has been engaged to plan for a conversion of the famed Scuola di ballo, Escuela Nacional de Arte in Cuba. HandsumCa$hMoneyYo commented "Norman Foster seems like a really odd fit for this project. He's a... View full entry
Scuola di ballo, Escuela Nacional de Arte to be converted?
Norman Foster told the Sunday Times: “Carlos is a great dancer who is inspiring the regeneration of an iconic ruin of early modernism outside Havana.”
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Speaking to The Sunday Times on June 17th, 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... View full entry