Gallery: SCF Arquitectos Unveils Plans to Restore Earthquake-Devastated...

Puerto Rican firm SCF Arquitectos just won a competition with their plans to restore the Nouvelle Cathédrale Notre Dame de l’Assomption (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Cathedral has sat in ruins since the devastating January 2010 earthquake and now it will be renovated and restored to glory. SCF Arquitectos' plan will preserve and stabilize what was left of the original church and then create new spaces to accommodate the needs of the local Catholic community. The design includes a large covered outdoor area and a new nave - all of which will be naturally daylit and ventilated.

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  1. Andre Soares February 2, 2013 at 2:15 am

    This is immorality at its highest level. I have been there and seen the destruction of peoples lives, paralleled only by the historical destruction of natural resources fueled by the catholic church´s fears of voodoo. Now they are restoring the temple of enslavement while the people outside remain abandoned by the western civilization. Shame!

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