Cuba Tour and Charrette 2008

Cuba. ©Claus Zapfle

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Tour 1 – 8 March 2008
Charrette 9 – 15 March 2008

The Norwegian chapter of C.E.U. – Council for European Urbanism – invites you to join a one week tour of three Cuban cities, Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, 1 – 8 March 2008, followed by an optional one week charrette in Old Havana and the neighboring town of Casablanca, 9 – 15 March 2008.

2008 TOUR

Repeating the success of our 2007 event, the one week 2008 Tour will include an introduction to the history of urbanism and architecture in Havana, a seminar on the regeneration of Old Havana, and a 3 day bus tour to two smaller historic towns, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Our expert guide will be Prof. Julio Cesar Perez, Faculty of Architecture, Havana. Prof. Perez has been a speaker at several INTBAU and C.E.U. conference, is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design 2001-2002 and adjunct professor at the School of Architecture in Havana. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe about Cuban architecture.

For a detailed programme and more information on the tour please click here: 2008 Tour programme


International architects and planners are invited to join Cuban experts and local communities for a one week C harrette Workshop to develop ideas for the development of the waterfront sector of the Old Havana Harbor, and for Casablanca, a small marine town across from Old Havana with 5,000 inhabitants, founded in 1780.

For a detailed programme and more information on the Charrette please click here: 2008 Charrette programme

For preliminary registration for the tour and / or the Charrette, please e-mail Claus Zapffe.

Our 2007 events had in total 40 participants (27 on the the tour and about 25 on the Charrette, several participating at both events) from Norway, Sweden, UK, US, Canada and Turkey.

For American participants: American participants on both the tour and the Charrette need to travel under a general or specific license. Please see the detailed Tour programme or Charette programme for more details.

Further information

For further information, please contact the organising committee:

Mr Audun Engh
C.E.U. Norway

St. Olavs gate 9
0165 Oslo
Email: on.krapdaorbnull@hgne.nudua
Tel: +47 92 62 26 26

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