Haiti + Dominican Republic Border Station

  • The Dominican Republic and Haiti border crossing design concept was developed from the site conditions. The enclosing mountains to the south versus the open freshwater lake to the north, set up the investigation into the relationship of private to public. The Dominican Republic and Haiti border crossing focuses on an international market to share, and equally benefit from. The previous site before the border crossing station was built, exemplified the importance of a market place to these two countries. The former market flooded frequently due to the close proximity to the lake, which caused the market to close often. Because of this, the new market is elevated, eliminating the devastating effects of unpredictable flooding. The market is constructed based on a modular system, allowing for easy growth and expansion for later years. Steel as a design solution allows for large spans, an elegant minimal structure, and a material that has a longer life span, which helps expand the lifetime of the market.
  • North Elevation
  • Location Map
  • Circulation Diagram
  • Elevated Market to Avoid Flood Plain
  • Phase Diagram
  • Site Plan
  • First Floor Plan
  • Second Floor Plan
  • Shading from Summer Sun
  • Section through Ramp Access
  • Section through Market
  • Section Detail
  • View of Market Space and Detail of Railing and Platform
  • Breezeway
  • View of Security Check Point Below Market
  • View of Market from Ramp Entry