Architect and scholar Henry Rueda will discuss how major infrastructure projects and automobile culture impacted the city of Caracas using El Helicoide as a case study. El Helicoide is a massive building project started in 1956 and located on a prominent hill of Caracas. Although it has been occupied by multiple governmental agencies, its construction was never completed, and the original program faded with the socio-political developments of the country. Currently, it is used as a makeshift facility for political prisoners.
Rise and Fall of a Gasoline-Driven Building (El Helicoide) with Henry Rueda
February 17th, 2021 7:00 PM through 8:00 PM