• Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Client: Healing Haiti
  • Type: Education
  • Scope of Services: Concept Design, Construction Documents
  • Project Area: 1,557 sq m

Located in the most densely populated area of Haiti and one of the most impoverished places in all of the Western Hemisphere, these new facilities will provide classroom space for up to 800 students as well as worship/assembly space for the surrounding community. Given the site’s very close proximity to the ocean shoreline, as well as the fact that the site had previously been used as a garbage dump, the soil is highly susceptible to liquefaction during seismic events, an issue addressed through the architectural and structural design of the new buildings. Site preparation work began in November and it is planned that construction will be complete before the beginning of next school year. This project is on behalf of Healing Haiti. Read more about this project here.