Despite ancient roots, Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, is most famous for its 20th-century architecture.Despite ancient roots, Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, is most famous for its 20th-century architecture. After becoming the capital of the Italian colony in the late 19th century, the city grew to become a sizeable town by the 1920s. MORE...
The Italian architecture that shaped new world heritage site Asmara - 8 July 2017 13.41 BSTThe newly listed Eritrean capital features outstanding examples of experimental building design from the early 20th century. MORE...
Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list. 8. July 2017Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say. More...
The World Heritage Committee to inscribe Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage sites listBy European Union in Eritrea The World Heritage Committee has adopted the recommendation and draft decision to inscribe Asmara on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list. Asmara's nomination will be examined by the Committee at its 41st session that is to be held from 2-12 July, 2017, in Krakow, Poland. More
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Asmara, capital of Eritrea, is the only bigger city in the world which combines most varying movements of the architectural modernity in an ensemble. Most buildings are built in the architectural language of Architettura Razionale, the Italian modernity of the 20th and 30th, but also Art Deco, Novecento, Futurism, Neoclassicism, MORE
Asmara art deco organizers Mr. Christophe and Dr. Conrad, the Arbate Asmara group, staged an exhibition depicting Asmara’s historic and art deco buildings at the grounds of the United Nations Office in Nairobi in collaboration with UNON and the Eritrean Embassy on Monday, April 3rd 2017. Diplomats, UN officials and Eritreans living in Kenya attended the official opening. Read more
Architecture Exhibition held in Cape Town, South Africa Asmara Art Deco Exhibition was recently staged in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. H.E. Saleh Omar Abdu, Eritrean Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to the Republic of South Africa and SADC Countries opened the exhibition. Diplomats, officials of the government of South Africa and Eritreans living in Cape Town attended the official opening. The Eritrean Embassy in South Africa indicated that the exhibition is being staged under the theme “Asmara: City of Dreams”. It is part of the campaign underway in 16 cities of 9 countries with a view to placing Asmara in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Over 10 years ago this exhibition was opened in Berlin showing in 16 venues in Europe, Israel and Africa. More