Costa Rican architect Julián Mora became not only another tenant of the El Steinvorth building, but also the man at the helm of the restoration of the building itself, an effort that eventually drew government attention and resulted in a major overhaul.
Many of the Cuban diplomats negotiating detente with the United States are graduates of Cuba's Advanced Institute for Foreign Relations. Less widely known is that the building was originally constructed as the Instituto Cultural Cubano-Norteamericano (U.S.-Cuba Cultural Institute), and was once a mainstay of the two countries' deep and complicated ties.
Most know Jenga as a party game involving shoddy construction at a miniature scale that is accompanied by shrieking as the pieces inevitably come to a magnificent crash. For Mike Lukowiecky and Janine Schneider, it’s a revolutionary architectural design concept they call project ONE.
Just 30 years after its completion, Cuba's grand temple of democracy and patriotism was virtually abandoned to the bats and the dust. Today the building is undergoing a rehabilitation that is not only physical but symbolic too
Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca on Monday rejected another request by the Legislative Assembly's directorate to approve building permits for a new Assembly complex in downtown San José, at the legislature's current location.
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday Costa Rica's Culture Ministry issued a press release confirming they will not approve construction permits for a new complex that would have housed the Legislative Assembly in downtown San José.