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Carlos Raúl Villanueva
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Name Carlos Raúl Villanueva
Nationality Venezuelan
Birth date (1900-05-30)May 30, 1900
Birth place London, England
Date of death August 16, 1975(1975-08-16) (aged 75)
Place of death Caracas, Venezuela
Work
Buildings Museum of Fine Arts

Jesús Soto Museum

Projects Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

El Silencio Redevelopment

Carlos Raúl Villanueva Astoul (London, May 30, 1900 - Caracas, August 16, 1975) was a Venezuelan Modernist architect. Villanueva went for the first time to Venezuela when he was 28 years old. He was involved in the development and modernization of Caracas, Maracay and other cities across the country. Among his works are El Silencio Redevelopment which included 7797 apartments and 207 shop premises and the Ciudad Universitaria, the main campus of the Central University of Venezuela. The Campus was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2000.

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