The new planning of the Havana waterfront, an opportunity for the sustainable development of the port city

Download the paper / pdf file – 15.3 Mo

Kiovet_Photo_tailleOKFor centuries the bay and its port have driven the development of the city and the country. The government has decided to move much of the commercial activity from the port of Havana to Mariel, 60 kilometres further west. Havana contains a number of old industrial installations, as well as whole urban sectors, which are under-used and have great potential for conversion to leisure and recreational use, as has been done with other port zones and waterfronts around the world. Today the city faces the challenge of making the most of the high land value and privileged location of the bay and its surroundings, while preserving and managing its extraordinary cultural heritage and natural beauty in harmony. The city’s plans for the bay are based on recovering its cultural heritage, with a coordinated strategy for social and economic development. The presentation will show the strategy followed by the office of the Master Plan for the area known as the Old Port, where the conversion of old warehouses has already begun in a clear demonstration of the potential of the bay of Havana.

Graduado de arquitecto en 2007 en el Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (ISPJAE). Coautor del libro ¨Centro Habana un Futuro Sustentable¨, coordinador por una año de la investigación Atlas Urbanos de La Habana en colaboración con el ETH Zurich. Del 2007- 2013 colaborador del estudio de arquitectura Choy-Leon en varios proyectos de arquitectura y urbanismo. Profesor adjunto de la Facultad de Arquitectura del ISPJAE donde imparte las asignaturas de Diseño Urbano, Rehabilitación Urbana y Teoría del urbanismo.
Desde el 2013 labora en la Oficina del Plan Maestro del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana, ejerciendo en los ámbitos de Espacio Público, Planeamiento Urbano y Gestión del Patrimonio. Actualmente es el Coordinador del plan de manejo de la zona protegida Bahía de La Habana.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *