New cultural offering in Las Palmas

The City Council of Las Palmas and the Tourist Board presented “a new culture proposal” at the ITB fair in Berlin last week, based on the Bauhaus movement.

The architect Johannes Peter is co-author of a series of “routes” that allow visitors to discover the capital of Gran Canaria through its “valuable rationalist heritage”.

The city, along with Tel Avid, Paris and Durban, is one of the main world reference points for this particular architectural school, now with newly created self-guided urban itineraries that tour Vegueta, Triana and Ciudad Jardín (Garden City).

These self-guided urban itineraries, presented first time last November, run through the old neighborhoods of Vegueta, Triana and Ciudad Jardín. The routes put on show 36 buildings by the architect Miguel Martín – Fernández de la Torre (1895-1980), the most important representative of the architectural avant-garde in the Canary Islands after the First World War.

The routes have been produced in English, German and Spanish, with two pedestrian routes, one for Ciudad Jardin, through its unique urban model and the second, for Vegueta – Triana in which visitors discover the first modern buildings built anywhere in the Canaries and the most relevant rationalist works in the Archipelago, such as The Cabildo Insular of Gran Canaria and the Theater – Cinema Cuyás.

***Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicised and taught

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