- # Heritage
Cuba’s inhabitants struggle with huge daily-life challenges. One of the biggest problems is the housing-shortage. Havana, struggles with extremely high levels of deterioration. The proposal seeks to deal with the urban, economic and social aspects of the productive and regenerative city, empowering the local community, to face the challenging future of Havana and themselves as inhabitants.
Cuba does not have money to build or renovate houses. Hotel situation on Cuba to the contrary does not suffer from financial issues but rightfully is not allowed to grow freely as the impact of mass tourism is dangerous, if invited on wrong terms. One could imagine buildings in areas that attract tourists that would consist of regular flats for Cubans and a proportionate number of hotel units weaved into them, that earn money to pay off the loan taken for the construction of the building itself. Cuban inhabitants would take care for the guests at the same time making a living.