The Pearl House, once the residence of the landowner Jesús Azqueta Aranguena, responds to the architectural codes of the Modern Movement. Photo: Noryis.
The Pearl House appears in the list of nominees for the National Prize for Conservation and Restoration of Monuments for 2021, this year’s edition animated by the slogan Complex pasts: Diverse futures.
Convened by the National Council of Cultural Heritage (CNPC), the accommodation facility opts for the prestigious recognition in the Restoration category, a section where a strong opponent appears such as the National Capitol, the emblematic capital building of 1929, rehabilitated by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana.
The proposals are completed by the Hotel Saratoga, in Holguín; the Caonabo museums, in Morón, Ciego de Ávila, and the municipal one of Manicaragua, in Villa Clara; the Roberto García Valdés Provincial Library, in Cienfuegos; the Academy of Arts in the city of Trinidad and the Guisa Agroforestry Experiment Station, in the eastern province of Granma.
Located in areas of the Starfish Cuatro Palmas facility, the Casa Perla is a boutique hotel with ten rooms and responds to the architectural codes of the Modern Movement, a work that deserved, in a solemn ceremony held in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana, the Gold Medal Award for Architecture in 1946, recognition given by the Governing Board of the National College of Architects.
The National Prize for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments was instituted with the aim of stimulating the protection and rescue of monumental works of a national and local character, as well as the built, historical and natural heritage of Cuba.