Portland helped us with understanding how public spaces have established a very strong context and how the current focus is shifting from this context more towards the objects that populate the city as the design of the individual buildings becomes of greater importance.
The city of Havana is home to an endless treasure of architecture but is also known for its friendly people and world-class cultural venues. We visited the neighborhoods of Old Havana, Miramar, Vedado, Playa and Cerro. This conference provided architects, professors, researchers, specialists, and restorers dedicated to the study, preservation, and popularization of Cuban architecture. It also offered lectures, exhibitions, architectural tours of the city, forums, discussions, and social activities.