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The recovered Casona Ibarra is delivered to the UCV spaces

The space will serve as an exhibition hall where 13.000 original plans by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva will be displayed.

Representatives of the National Government headed by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, handed over this Wednesday the completely recovered Casona Ibarra, located in the spaces of the University City and declared a National Historical Monument in 1970. The space will serve as an exhibition hall where 13.000 original plans by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva will be exhibited.

During a contact with the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro within the framework of the progress of the Military Community Brigades for Education and Health (Bricomiles), the Vice President explained that these restoration works contemplate the total intervention of the roof with brought wood from Upata, Bolívar state.

Likewise, he explained that students will be able to enjoy exhibition rooms so that they can learn about the history that exists between the walls and spaces of the Casona Ibarra.

Likewise, the senior Executive official related that the setting is part of the country's history, “because here the Liberator Simón Bolívar spent the last three years of his life; where Dr. José María Vargas wrote the statutes of the university and the most influential architect in Venezuela, Carlos Raúl Villanueva, designed his project for the UCV.”

“An architectural jewel that represents this university and that presents this Casona Ibarra. What were the old stables are today the site of the thirteen thousand plans of the Central University of Venezuela. Here is the birth certificate of the Central University, but there are also its construction plans,” he said.

The Casona Ibarra was once part of the colonial Hacienda Ibarra, and now belongs to the campus of the university.

On the other hand, Rodríguez reported that 75 buildings of the University City of Caracas have been recovered from the deployment of the Presidential Commission for the Recovery of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). “The final stage includes the intervention of 25 buildings.”

For her part, the president of the Venezuela Bella Mission, Jacqueline Faría, stated that Venezuelan students and students from around the world will be able to access the rooms that will be equipped to enable the scanning of architect Villanueva's plans.

“It is a privileged space, a space to explore, to be narrated, so that we come here and listen, listen to the stories,” Faria highlighted.

The rector of the UCV, Víctor Rago, and the professor of the higher education center, Francisco Garcés, were present at the reopening of the space.

Bella University Plan

The National President emphasized the continuity of the Bella University Plan to accelerate the comprehensive rehabilitation of infrastructure and cultural and historical heritage of educational institutions.

"All my commitment to complete the restoration of all the physical, cultural and architectural heritage of the Central University of Venezuela and that it once again shine in the wake of the public universities of Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the best in history,” said Maduro to the rector of the UCV, Víctor Rago.

Finally, the President called to preserve the historical values ​​of the UCV in digitized files and stressed that the universities of Venezuelan territory will continue to intervene.

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