The Challenges

The Cathedral was originally built in 1884 and suffered severed damage in the 2010 earthquake. The first phase of reconstruction consisted of reinforcing the walls, replacing the roof structure, and installing X-bracing to enable the building to withstand up to a magnitude 5 earthquake with minimal damage.

The second phase, to be carried out by MIYAMOTO International, involves underground high performance seismic retrofit modifications to ensure the building can withstand up to a magnitude 8 earthquake.

Project Description

Client:Co-Cathédrale St Jean-Baptitse
Location:Rue Bel Air, Mirogoane
Architect:Yves Francois