As favor and funding for the project declined, construction lapsed, leaving the five buildings in varying states of development-all unfinished. The buildings have since attracted a cult following of admirers, championing their resurrection.
Now, over 50 years later, Cuba's National Art Schools have once again returned to the limelight after news that Pritzker Prize winning sir Norman Foster, of Foster and Partners, will resuscitate the School of Ballet to serve as a sports complex for Cuban ballet star, Carlos Acosta.
Charles Renfro discusses the inspiration, early retirement and renewed future of the National Art Schools with original architects, Ricardo Porro and Vittorio Garatti, who together designed four of the five structures.
Link to full article and interview at http://documentjournal.com/marvels-from-the-mist/