Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (2000)

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The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, built to the design of the architect Carlos Raśl Villanueva, between 1940 and 1960, is an outstanding example of the Modern Movement in architecture. The university campus integrates the large number of buildings and functions into a clearly articulated ensemble, including masterpieces of modern architecture and visual arts, such as the Aula Magna with the "Clouds" of Alexander Calder, the Olympic Stadium, and the Covered Plaza. 

Venezuela 1967. University of Caracas.

Venezuela 1966. Air Post. University Hospital of Caracas.

In its justification for inscription the UNESCO states that the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is a masterpiece of modern city planning, architecture and art, created by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raśl Villanueva and a group of distinguished avant-garde artists.

The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is an outstanding example of the coherent realization of the urban, architectural, and artistic ideals of the early 20th century. It constitutes an ingenious interpretation of the concepts and spaces of colonial traditions and an example of an open and ventilated solution, appropriate for its tropical environment. 

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Venezuela (on this web site). For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Venezuela-section. 

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