Nestled in Bourdon, Port-au-Prince, this commercial office building offers apartment options and boasts impressive, historical, and functional architecture that is bound to catch the eye. It was designed by the acclaimed building services provider Arcotec in collaboration with Youri F. Mevs Architects. The building stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to crafting structures that seamlessly blend form and function. Spanning across three floors, Immeuble Cayala provides a generous 2,900 square meters of indoor and outdoor spaces, including offices, car parks, and outdoor areas. This project was completed in 2022, making it one of the newest additions to the vibrant landscape of Bourdon.
ARCHITECTURAL FIRM: ARCOTEC S.A
Arcotec S.A. is a Haitian construction company that has specialized in the construction of earthquake and hurricane-resistant buildings for over three decades since the 1990s. With its headquarters in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, and a branch in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, Arcotec is a leading player in various segments of the construction services market, capable of undertaking projects of varying degrees of complexity. By prioritizing resilience to natural disasters, the company has succeeded in constructing buildings that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and secure for the local population.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FIRM: EASTERN ENGINEERING GROUP
Eastern Engineering Group completed the structural design for the new 3-story building, which covers an area of approximately 30 feet by 95 feet. The design incorporated various framing systems, including reinforced masonry and concrete walls, concrete columns, perimeter beams, and steel beams. Additionally, the floor system consisted of a concrete slab on a metal platform and steel framing, while the exterior balconies were constructed using reinforced concrete. The building’s roof was made with a concrete slab on a metal platform and steel framing, featuring decorative wooden beams that formed a sloped roof. The project’s calculations and blueprints were provided to ensure precise and accurate construction.
Did you know that the IMMEUBLE CAYALA project stands as a testament to Haiti’s remarkable journey towards progress and redevelopment? Before the devastating earthquake in 2010, Haiti faced significant challenges in its building practices due to a lack of adherence to Building Codes and limited access to construction materials. Eastern Engineering Group, in working on IMMEUBLE CAYALA, contributes to Haiti’s transformation by embodying resilience and innovation, symbolizing the nation’s dedication to overcoming past obstacles and embracing a future of sustainable development.