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Gingerbread House

The distinctive rooflines, decorative joinery and vibrant colours of Haiti's historic Gingerbread Houses embody the spirit of post-colonial Haitian architecture.The practice was instrumental in registering these houses with the World Monuments Fund Watch List and is collaborating with the Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL) in Haiti to develop a local apprenticeship programme to repair one of these houses, Maison Gauthier. Home of the celebrated Haitian dancer Viviane Gauthier, the house is currently used as a dance school, but the aim is to turn it into a cultural foundation, whilst remaining the home of Madame Gauthier.

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  • Sector

    Conservation + Heritage, Culture, Initiatives

  • Location

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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  • Client

    John McAslan + Partners

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  • Team

    John McAslan + Partners, Architect
    Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL)

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