Restoring vital public spaces

Restoring vital public spaces

Redevelopment of the Parc du Champ-de-Mars

The Champ-de-Mars is a heritage site at the centre of Port-au-Prince that has been reworked more than once during the last century. Lemay was asked to prepare a redevelopment plan highlighting specific moments in its past. The proposed concept aimed to strengthen the three major functions already present (recreational, festive and commemorative) and illustrate the concept of renewal after the 2010 earthquake.

The Champ-de-Mars rehabilitation design and execution intended to unify the public squares of which it was composed, to make it uniquely recognizable as a public place located in the heart of the national capital.

Also part of the Champ-deā€‘Mars master plan, Lemay redesigned the Occide Jeanty Kiosk, a cultural and artistic venue re-inaugurated in 2015. Inspired by Haitian traditions and artistic expression, and named for noted Haitian musician Occide Jeanty, the concept included a new, 4,000-seat amphitheatre with esplanade, retail outlets, landscaping and street furniture. Lemay was mandated to oversee the site supervision for work completed by a Haitian construction company.