In order to address the local climate, extremely hot and humid throughout the year, the building has been given ventilated roofs and large shaded spaces.
It also seeks to be a reinterpretation of the Caribbean country's efficient traditional types: on one hand the Lakou or layout of dwellings around a central court; on the other, the rural house with terraces and sloping roofs. Given the instability of the Haitian market and the difficulties of importing goods from abroad, the materials used here are all simple and economical, such as wood, brick and aluminium sheets. The project has also resorted to participatory strategies and local labor with the long-run objective of empowering the least fortunate groups of society. While the dept of the roof makes it possible to give the space adeguate shade, its height and its being separated from the houses are instrumental to natural ventilation and the dissipation of radiation.
The space created under the large roof was configured to form courtyards and a precise hierarchy of more or less private spaces.
The aim was to provide the children with different spaces for different types and levels of interaction in order to give them the freedom to choose how, how much and where to interact with each other.