La construcción del Capitolio de La Habana

  1. Mestre Martí, M. 1
  2. Jiménez Vicario, P. M. 1
  3. Ródenas-López, M. A. 1
  1. 1 Departamento de Arquitectura y Tecnología de la Edificación, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, España
Informes de la construcción

ISSN: 0020-0883

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 71

Issue: 556

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3989/IC.66826 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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This year (2019) the Havana City Historian’s Office has completed the restoration of the National Capitol. This paper highlights the constructive methods used in its execution (between 1926 and 1929) emphasizing the feats that managed to finish the work in a very short time for the conditions and techniques of the moment: only three years. This has been possible thanks to an international cooperation project subsidized by the University of Alicante, which allowed several research stays there. The few historical publications that exist in the Cuban archives were consulted, as well as the writings and original plans of the Capitol, drawn by hand, and multiple visits were made in situ, in order to elaborate a work’s analysis of its state of conservation and the used constructive method, that has allowed to better know and value the work and to facilitate the process of the architectural intervention.

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