UNIBANK (Port-au-Prince)Port-au-Prince, Haïti
UNIBANK, a leading Haitian financial institution, commissioned Ædifica to design and build its new headquarters in Port-au-Prince. The project involves the restoration of two existing buildings, complete with seismic reinforcement, and the construction of a new building linking the two. Ædifica’s full service offer is providing expertise in architecture and corporate management, engineering and sustainable development. And although the project was launched 7 years ago, the construction of the Unibank headquarters is still underway, as the country struggles towards recovery. The bank has had to operate from different offices spread across the city. Intended as a point of reference on the Haitian capital’s architectural landscape, the new headquarters is sure to have a positive impact on its employees and stakeholders.
LOCATION: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Restoration, seismic reinforcement and new-build
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Miyamoto International
AREA: 200,000 square feet
EXPECTED COMPLETION: 2019 (in progress)