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SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY

Schools have shared thier spaces with the community for years. In the 1.8 billion dollar master plan for reconstruction and renovation of schools in New Orleans, this proposal will typical of new school construction. The proposed schoolproject will share spaces and facilities with the community. The time use diagram shows the building’s use throughout a typical week. The ‘flex” spaces double as learning spaces for students during traditional school hours and for the residents as recreation, entertainment and learning spaces for adults.


NEW ORLEANS

IS 52% BELOW SEALEVEL. THE CITY HAS A NETWORK OF CANALS, RIVERS, LAKES, AND MARSHES THAT FLOW TO THE GULF OF MEXICO VIA LAKE BORNE AND LAKE PONCHARTRAIN. NEW ORLEANS IS SITAUTED BETWEEN LAKE PONCHARTRAIN AND THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WITH LEVEES TO HOLD BACK THE WATERS.

Proposed site of project

The project will connect Holy Cross/Lower 9th Ward with Bywater/St. Claude Neighborhoods. This provides a safe,healthy pedestrian/bicycle access for students and residents.


LINKING COMMUNITIES WITH SAFE PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE ACCESS ALTERNATIVES The KidsWalk Coalition reports that 60% of new Orleans Public School areas lack safe environments for walking and biking to school. The proposed pedestrian/bicycle circulation routes offer a healthier, greener lifestyle, that relies less on potential unreliable public transportation.

A pedestrian/bike bridge is desirable in this area as the existing bridges are not as accomodating for the volume of users as in the proposed project. Claiborne Avenue Bridge more suited for automotive traffic, not much room for pedestrians/bike traffic.


SITE CONDITIONS FORM GENERATION FOR STRUCTURE AND SITE CONDITIONS AND SITUATIONS

1. Shows project will be built on seawalls. 2. Shows proposed program on seawalls. 3. Shows program crossing canal. 4. Shows additional support needed for span 5-8: Marine Traffic: 5: Raised deck, 6: Retractable deck, 7: drawbridge, 8: Arched bridge over water.

There is no need for excessive height required at this area of the Industrial Canal as barges are pulled by large tugboats. The canal is too narrow and shallow for larger freighters. Option 8 is what would be proposed.


Programming

A color coded program diagram in its basic form. Red and Blue volumes are placed in a lateral position on the green circulation/crossing deck.

Circulation/Crossing

The project is a “connection with content�. It connects Holy Cross/the Lower 9th Ward with By Water /St Caude over the Industrial Canal, Mississippi River estuary. It is a multi-use, multi-function city on water with a school, retail, and service programs that offers an alternative to the existing crossing connections.


First Level Plan

Site Plan


Second Level Plan

Third Level Plan


Transverse Section

Transverse Section

cafeteria at first and second floors.

library/gallery at first and second floors.

Section is taken through gymnasium at above, class rooms and

Section taken through auditorium above, class rooms and


Longitudinal Sections:

Sections starts (LR) at Bywater with open public spaces, retail/foodcourt which proceeds to school over Industrial Canal to retail/service at Holy Cross


Aerial view from Mississippi River

View from Holy Cross facing West

View at Grade facing west


PRELIMINARY RENDERING This view is looking towards Holy Cross from Bywater.

BRANDING:

Selling the the infrastructure, program and function to the community.


Plans and Section Drawings


New Orleans, Floating  

A thesis book that shows my project

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