InvitationAsmara 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
InvitationAsmara 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.