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By considering and unifying the site planning, architecture, landscape and phasing of the project, Studio PHH Architects were able to leverage the entirety of the site while producing a cohesive proposal based on local building materials and construction techniques.
"The courtyard", surrounded equally by the existing trees as with the floating corrugated metal roof of the school, produces a continuous ring which circumscribes the outdoor central space simultaneously providing privacy and safety for the students.
Working hand in hand with the non-profit organization Konekte, this pre-K through 12 school provides opportunities for hundreds of children to receive an education which is their only chance of ensuring their future. This phased project provides opportunities for a newly founded school near Port-Au-Prince to become, as their name indicates, a reference for other schools to aspire to.
IstructE Award Sustainability 2019 - Winner
Construction News Awards International Project of the Year 2019 - Shortlisted
IStructE Award Structure in Extreme Conditions 2019 - Shortlisted
This article originally appeared in studiophh.com