Outstanding heritage conservation work is awarded in Camagüey

Camagüey, Cuba, Feb 4.- For his relevant contributions to the city’s heritage from Architecture and Urbanism in this mid-thousand-year-old city, Dr. Henry Mazorra Acosta received the Fulgencio Arambula Public Alarife Award, a prize awarded every February by the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC) in the context of the anniversary of the demarcation.

For this award, the jury of the same had among the indicators to assess the materialization of architectural and urban projects, as well as the work for the development and consolidation of a meritorious economic, political and cultural management.

Regarding these indicators, the participation of the professional in numerous projects was highlighted, such as the remodeling of the Santa Cecilia Convention Center and the Hatibonico Pizzeria, the rehabilitation of the Nan King Restaurant and the Collado Building, and the interior design of the La Perla Cafeteria de Cuba and the private sector restaurant Mesón del Príncipe, among others.

Mazorra Acosta holds the category of tenured professor of the Faculty of Construction of the University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, and of the local branch of the University of the Arts.

In addition, he is a Master in Conservation of Historic Centers and Rehabilitation of the Built Heritage, National Prize of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and on several occasions he has been awarded the First Prize in the National Architecture Halls, coupled with an outstanding work as a specialist of the Department of Architecture of the OHCC.

With each call for the Alarife award, it becomes a stimulus for workers, technicians and professionals, whose actions have been defining in the work of greatest social significance within the year.

Previously, it has been awarded, among others, to the civil engineer Teresita García and the architect Wilfredo Rodríguez, both in charge of important projects aimed at rescuing the built heritage and improving the environment, the types of services and the image in the city of Camagüey .

The Fulgencio Arambula Public Alarife Award was instituted in 2005 by the OHCC to recognize and enhance the work of people and institutions that contribute in an outstanding way to the safeguarding and protection of architecture and urban planning issues of the Historic Center, Cultural Heritage of Humanity its oldest segment.

From whom this recognition takes its name, it refers to a man of Hispanic origin, a public builder, in charge of the construction of the Port-au-Prince town hall in the 18th century, who excelled by directing several works in the city, where he managed to insert an atmosphere modern without leaving the urban surroundings of the villa behind.

It is traditionally delivered in the context of the International Symposium Challenges in the Management of Cities, one of the most important events that the OHCC develops during the Camagüey’s Culture Week, but this time due to the spread of COVID-19 it was suspended. (ACN) (Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

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