Earlier last month, École Elie Dubois in downtown Port-au-Prince began a demolition process necessary to clear rubble–and damaged and structurally unsound buildings–to make way for more solid reconstruction and ecological features.
Demolition on campus will clear several pre-existing buildings, including the tall chapel building and the caved-in cafeteria at the rear of the site. New plans drawn by Architecture for Humanity propose new buildings of expanded program for these locations, as well as a eco-latrine block with biodigestion system elsewhere on-site with guidance from Viva Rio. New designs also specify the augmentation of two UNESCO school blocks built earlier this year.
Post-quake cafeteria, Elie Dubois
Post-quake cafeteria interior
New cafeteria design