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    Dominicana On Line - El Portal de la República Dominicana

    Architecture

     Periods
      · Features
      · Plazas 
      · Streets
      · Neighborhoods
      · Buildings

    Fourth Period: Spans the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (1930-1960).

    Features:

    • The San Zenón Tornado provided an impetus for urban renewal in the capital. The use of wood as a building material decreases and concrete is popularized.
    • All that is built during this time is a demonstration of tyranny. Public buildings emerged with monument-style architecture that eloquently expressed the rhetoric of power. Public buildings can therefore be generalized by their simple and solid geometric structure.
    • In the 1936, Santo Domingo suffers the irony of changing its name to Ciudad Trujillo or "Trujillo City".
    • Development of public housing. The city's first housing projects arose during this time at the hand of the Dominican State: Social Improvement Expansion (1940) and Working-Class District (1944), designed by Henry Gazón, and the neighborhood Barrio María Auxiliadora (1945).
    • First condominiums appear. Apartments in these buildings had high ceilings.
    • Modernist Style: Rationalist, functional movement defined by simple, pure surfaces and basic forms, neo-plastic harmonies and spatial influences.
      • Undecorated floors and facades.
      • Rooftop gardens.
      • Extended windows.
      • High buildings on pilings or pillars.
      • Precise lines
      • Use of low ceilings
       










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