Winner 2018

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Project Description

This new chapel was required to provide a large new space for services, meetings, counselling, and consulting. The design of the chapel responded to the challenges of both seismic activity and hurricanes, combined with a lack of good quality building materials and experienced labour.

Judge’s comments

Conceived to be built using locally available trades and materials, the chapel fulfils a useful function in an area that has suffered significant natural disasters. It provides a new large space for services, meetings and staff training, as well as several connecting offices for counselling and consulting. The chapel has been designed to resist seismic action and hurricane wind loads and is an excellent example of a structural design delivering tangible improvements to peoples' lives.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Webb Yates Engineers

Client Name

  • Hope Health Action


  • Northern Haiti, Haiti


  • Guylee Simmonds

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