Project Name: FPM GAP Academy
Location: Lafiteau, Haiti
Scope: Masterplan of an distributed energy-networked campus, 2011
We are designing an academy outside of Port-au-Prince that is a model of offset power production independent from a central utility. The site is an 50 hectare rural site with a 90m elevation change rising from the Bay. An energy-network of solar and wind harvesting, water retention (latent energy), and biofuel orchards and ponds is distributed to their appropriate orientations and elevations. The campus is divided on ascending plateaus that divide academics, farms,from low-cost student, faculty housing and public markets and clinics. The vision of the complex is to generate self-sufficiency in production of power through harvesting, and in training so that the model may be transplanted.