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  

Asmara Architecture Exhibition: “Asmara – Africa’s Secret Modernist City”at the Embassy of the Order of Malta, Red Hill Road, Gigiri Nairobi Opening: 7th April 2017 at 12:00 pm 8th - 9th April from 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Asmara Architecture Exhibition: “Asmara – Africa’s Secret Modernist City” at main lobby of United Nations (UNON) conference center Opening: 3rd of April 2017 at 12:30 pm Open on 4th – 5th April 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Asmara is the world’s outstanding living museum of classical modernist architecture comprising a whole city with all its urban functions: housing, industries, services and administration, shopping, leisure, culture and recreation. Most of the architectural language is architettura razionale, the Italian modernism of the 1920s and 30s. However, there are also numerous examples of novecento, futurismo, neoclassicism, neo--‐baroque, monumentalism, as well as buildings with links to local Eritrean architecture. No other city in the world can be proud of such a comprehensive ensemble of classical modernist architecture.