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Roberto Gottardi
Gottardi lectures in Spanish, and is translated very freely by an interpreter. Gottardi reviews his background in Italy, his...

Roberto Gottardi

June 18, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Gottardi lectures in Spanish, and is translated very freely by an interpreter. Gottardi reviews his background in Italy, his arrival in Cuba in 1960, his architectural influences including Carlo Scarpa and Ernesto Nathan Rogers. Gottardi describes the unique situation in Cuba after the revolution, and how he and Vittorio Garatti and Ricardo Porro came to design the five National Schools of Art in Havana. Gottardi recalls they were criticized for not being representative of the revolution, and the plans for more schools across the country were canceled. Gottardi presents in detail his building, the School of Dramatic Arts, which was left unfinished in 1965. He discusses the Command Post of Agriculture in Menocal, outside of Havana, and the Theater Stage for Contemporary Dance. Gottardi describes the “Prado y Neptuno” restaurant in detail, covering the architecture, interior design and furniture design. The discussion after the lecture is mostly in Spanish.

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Gottardi describes the “Prado y Neptuno” restaurant in detail, covering the architecture, interior design and furniture...