Tulane City Center and a team of Tulane architecture students worked together with the Lousiana Outdoor Outreach Program to design a shade structure made from traffic yield signs for a challenge course in City Park. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding tree canopy and the structure of the ropes course, the design team crafted a faceted, curving aluminum canopy suspended by steel cables with an earthen berm for seating below. More about the pavilion, after the break. From the architects: The Louisiana Outdoor Outreach program (LOOP) engages local underserved youth in outdoor education and leadership programs through adventure-based activities on their challenge course site in City Park. The program partners with inner city schools and community agencies that serve students who are considered at-risk or Title I equivalent. Through Tulane City Center’s open Request for Proposals, LOOP identified a need for space for program expansion. Their current site is difficult to access and far from any seating, storage or shaded gathering spaces. A new pavilion would allow LOOP to provide better, safer programs for the students with whom they work.
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