The exhibition, which will be accompanied tomorrow by a round table, is the work by the photographer Manuel Álvarez Diestro
The Cultural Center hosts a photographic exhibition that highlights the urban planning of Benidorm
The Multipurpose Room of the Conservatory, in the Cultural Center, will host an exhibition tomorrow Thursday by the photographer Manuel Álvarez Diestro, with the title 'The caves of steel'. An exhibition organized by the Territorial College of Architects of Alicante in which the author collects images that he has captured over three decades on five continents.
The inauguration will take place at 6 p.m. and will begin with a guided tour with the photographer who will take a tour through it in which attendees will be able to see images of Alicante, Torrevieja, and Benidorm, with special prominence for the latter, since the exhibition will be accompanied by a round table with the architects José Luis Camarasa, Pere Joan Devesa and Álvarez Diestro.
The images make up a visual story in which the dominance of human beings over the landscape is captured through the design of cities.
At the round table, the speakers will present their visions on the planning of Benidorm, highlighting the environmentally sustainable model that the city has always had.
The Councilor for Culture, Jaime Jesús Pérez, highlighted the interest in the exhibition “because it highlights the urban model of our city and reiterates the sustainable aspect of the vertical city.” The councilor considered that "more and more experts are betting on models like the one in Benidorm as the best bet for the sustainability of the territory" and stated that "this exhibition is another example of this."
Manuel Álvarez Diestro has regular publications in leading architecture magazines in Spain and abroad and has directed two short films in Asia. He has also developed his professional career as general director for UK Tourism Promotion in China, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. For more than two decades he dedicated himself to the development of air routes for British Airways and Iberia Airlines and currently leads the Art and Creation department at the TAI University School.