D'Cuba Museum of Natural History

Best Architectural Design for Museum

About the project
D' Cuba is a Museum of Natural History, located in Holguín, Cuba. It's external shape evokes the structure or skeletons of the different species of animals existing in the world. It can host national and international exhibitions and it will be the most important Museum of its kind in the Eastern zone of Cuba. The formal expression was designed with the concept of achieving volumes and heights that suggest a movement in the facades , also serving as solar protection for the glazed carpentry and as unifying element of the building. The use of galleries, sloping roofs, the interior patio with vegetation and lattices, takes up the traditional Cuban Architecture. All this, combined with pure volumes, treated with modern materials, smooth surfaces and glazed facades, guarantee a visual harmony in the whole building.


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Applicant and authors of the project
Maikel Vargas Gonzalez, Cuban architect graduated in 2005 from The University of Camagüey, with Summa Cum Laude.
Project Team: Arch. Maikel Vargas Gonzalez, Arch. Victor Bordón Perez, Ing. Vivian M. Rivas. Ing. Leandro Cedeno.