Tuesday 13 March 2018, 18:00 - 19:30

Vittorio Garatti in Cuba. Architecture and life

Carlo Scarpa Hall- entry € 5
buying the ticket gives right to a reduced-price ticket to the museum (€8) within a week from issuance. Free entry for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity

An event to retrace the design activity of the great architect starting from its beating heart: Cuba

An event to retrace the design activity of the great architect starting from its beating heart: Cuba
Indeed, the Caribbean island saw Vittorio Garatti become one of the founders of the Institute of Physical Planning and the co-creator of the first town plan of Revolutionary Cuba.
Together with architect Sergio Baroni, he won the competition for the building of the Cuban Pavilion at the Montreal World Fair in Canada in 1967. In the same year he designed, with the technical advice of engineer Jose “Moro” Morales”, the Andrèe Voisin Agriculture and Fertiliser school of Güines, in the countryside south of Havana, namely the first and only Cuban example of a building prefabricated on site.
Together with Roberto Gottardi, he created that which is considered the most important piece of modern architecture ever made in Cuba, which many deem the only true “architecture of Revolution”, namely the National Art Schools for the Third World.
The Art Schools were paramount not only for their compositional uniqueness and the peculiar process that led to their creation, but most of all because they introduced an innovative teaching method based on the total integration of the various artistic disciplines.

Margherita Guccione Direttore MAXXI Architettura
Vittorio Garatti, architetto – in collegamento via Skype
Jorge Antonio Fernandez Torres, Direttore Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes e Direttore Oncena e Duodécima Edición de la Bienal de La Habana
Alexis Ramon Sejo Garcìa, Rettore delle Scuole Nazionali d’Arte di L’Avana
Christian Zecchin, architetto Studio Garatti
Andrea Virtua, architetto – Studio Garatti
Pietro Paolo Anella, IN/ARCH Istituto Nazionale di Architettura
Umberto Zanetti, architetto e Co-Curatore Rivista Area 150
Alessandro De Magistris, architetto e Co-Curatore Rivista Area 150