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The Haiti Cathedral by Urban Office Architecture, Haiti
After the devastating earthquake in 2010, Haiti has been in a mode of chaos and disrepair. While religion has been known to cause wars and unthinkable destruction in the world, in Haiti the church stands as a new symbol of hope and upliftment.
The Cathedral is conceived as the morphing result of two opposite vertical forces, one rising and one descending as they interlock into the volumetric expression of the Church. These two forces are represented by the architectural elements of the building, as in the side walls and the roof. >>>