Saturday, 27 December 2014

PABELLON VENEZUELA, ABANDONED 'TROPICAL MODERNITY IN SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA


Pavilion of Venezuela, designed by architect Alejandro Pietri in 1955 for the Feria de la Paz y la Confraternidad del Mundo Libre (Fair of Peace and Confraternity of the Free World) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic















'Christ is coming' in the window shield of the mini van

The Pavilion of Venezuela in Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana was designed by architect Alejandro Pietri as one of the buildings for the 1955 Feria de la Paz y la Confraternidad del Mundo Libre (Fair of Peace and Confraternity of the Free World) which was organised by dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his rule.

Today the building is managed by the Society of Dominican Architects, and waits to be hopefully respectfully restored, while chickens roam freely and Christian Evangelist groups gather outside waiting for the arrival of Christ, or the collapse of the building, whatever comes first.

with thanks to Engel Leonardo

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