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Juan Rodriguez

Port-au-Prince Cathedral Design Competition Chooses Winner

By December 26, 2012

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The Puerto Rican firm Sierra Cardona Ferrrer, lead by Segundo Cardona was selected as the architectural design team that will lead the rebuilding design of the Port-au-Prince Cathedral. The church devastated by the 2012 earthquake, features a new circular building around a central altar with retractable walls that could be opened during special ceremonies. More than 134 entries were received at the Miami School of Architecture, but the modernistic design of Segunda Cardona was selected among the top five finalists. The new design, that will be customized by the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, will maintain the front fašade of the original cathedral that was not destroyed in the earthquake. The second place of the competition was awarded to a group of Mexican architects lead by Diego Ramos and the third place to a group of architects led by Steven Fett, from the UM School of Architecture.

Sierra Cardona Ferrer firm have designed the Puerto Rico Coliseum and The Puerto Rico Pavilion built for the 1992 World Expo in Seville, Spain.

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