Posted by Gerry Reilly on Jan 10, 2012
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
The retrofit of the Caravelle Community Clinic in Port au Prince Haiti is complete. In 2011 Architecture for Humanity were contacted by MERLIN, the UK medical relief charity, to assess and retrofit the Port au Prince clinic that was damaged in the 2010 earthquake.
AFH carried out a full building assessment and subsequently a sketch design was drawn up. In October, Dorothy Miller & Michael Spinello prepared a detailed phasing and construction plan of the project designed to the most recent MTPTC standards of earthquake proof construction in Haiti. After much consideration for such precise and technical building refurbishment, Pirotech Enterprise de Costruction were chosen to carry out the work. The careful demolishion and reconstruction of the walls began in November and drew to a close before the Christmas break. Congratulations to all involved - 1 more earthquake proof building in Haiti.