METROPOL


magazine edited in paris by vincent moustache 2018

Cover METROPOL inspired by: CINE METROPOL - 1934 - Valencia . Spain

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W

e need your croissant help. Recently, in my hometown - Valencia.Spain - the city government is giving the ok to shoot down a historical landmark, Cinema Metropol. As you can imagine, this is a unique Art Deco building (1929-1934) designed by an important architect of the town, Francisco Javier Goerlich.

The scandal started when the Urbanism Department approved to shoot down the building based on an incomplete & contradictory report. In front of the reaction of the cultural society of Valencia, this same department justifies its decision on the fact that the building never was protected. Actually, a fact that should be done by the same department. At the same time, in the same report, where you can find the historic & artistic explanations in order to protect the building, justify that it shouldn't be protected. Meanwhile, the number 7 of the same street, which is indeed literally the half of the cinema's building, is protected. Many shadows in this case and the danger to loos the last old cinema of the cinema that remains before the war. All of this got sense when you know the future of the place. The owner pretends to build - this is a huge plot in the middle of downtown - a youth hostel and a huge parking.

20 entities and many experts from the university are participating in a movement to save the Metropol. This landmark come to the Valencia's scene by the hand of businessman Miquel Vicent Carceller, owner of a satirical magazine "La Traca". A very critic with the fascism regime, he was killed because he published a caricature of a transgender Franco.

During the civil war, Valencia was the last capitol of the Republic Government and the Metropol was the epicenter of the intellectual & political movement. During the story of the cinema, some relevant characters like Miguel Hernández, Orson Welles or Vicent Andrés Estellés.

Goerlich, Metropol's architect, was to Valencia the same as Haussmann was to Paris. His career started with the Art Nouveau and passed by the Art Deco and the International Style. He converted Valencia in the modern city we know today. Maybe right now this is not the trend to build the city (shooting down many old buildings and palace to open new and huge avenues) but his vision of the city mark some of the most recognizable places of the city. The main squares, Plaça del Ajuntament or Plaça de la Reina, are part of his heritage.

Cinema Metropol is a unique sample. This is the only cinema that remains designed by Goerlich - only for the name of this architect the protection should be automatic - and the singular of its structure and decoration.

Please, help us!

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WHAT WE WANT

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Thanks so much for be part of this, hope we can save it together!

We'll be back next week with another issue of Living For Breakfast, hope to read you then!

Bisous, coffees and croissants from Paris!

Text & Illustrations VINCENT MOUSTACHE

in paris

at 2018

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