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Iron Market Haiti, Caribbean : Port-au-Prince Building
Port-au-Prince Building – design by John McAslan & Partners
Iron Market Haiti
Architect: John McAslan & Partners
When the Haiti earthquake mangled Port-au-Prince’s Iron Market, it destroyed a symbol of the nation. Built in France and bound for Cairo to serve as a railway station, the vagaries of history, tides or captains led it to end up here, where it served as a perfectly good market hall until ravaged first by fire in 2008 and then by earthquake.
Working on a pro-bono basis the architects led an international multi-disciplinary team working with all-local craftsmen to salvage what they could of the original twisted structure and other materials and painstakingly reconstruct the rest.
Funded by Irish billionaire, Denis O’Brien, and re-opened by former US President, Bill Clinton, the Iron Market is now fully functioning with 700 stall holders and forms the cornerstone of a new cultural hub for the city.
Iron Market Haiti – Building Information
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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