• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Masterplanning - Varadero

Varadero, Cuba

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Mintur, The Ministry of Tourism

Varadero, Cuba

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Masterplanning, Architectural Character Analysis Definition, Zoning to Key Sectors, Imaging

The Ministry of Tourism engaged an international team to work with local professionals and define future development guidelines for the 28km long Varadero Peninsula.


With an extensive coastline and areas of significant ecological, cultural and historic interest, the team engaged in workshops and study tours with an emphasis on the integration of tourism development into the existing social fabric of the region; including impact assessment of private vehicles and the introduction of hydrofoil and ferry services linking neighbourhoods and activity centres to the regional airport. The plan was adopted as Varadero 2015.