New Orleans City Guide: 18 Sites to Empower New Generations

New Orleans City Guide: 18 Sites to Empower New Generations

Home to architectural styles spanning almost three hundred years, the is no city like New Orleans. The meld of French, Spanish, and Caribbean architectural influences, in conjunction with the demands of the hot and humid climate, has impacted the urban fabric as much as the culture itself. Located along the Mississippi River and close to the Gulf of Mexico coast, the construction of ports, NOLA’s trading history, and forceful natural phenomena like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 illustrate how water has shaped the city.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Orleans adapted its values to respond to the changing needs of its recovering community. Although reconstruction is not only architectural responsibility, New Orleans public architecture has contributed to revitalizing and reinhabiting the city after the disaster. Museums, parks, and churches, each of these places connects people to each other in ways that define and support community.

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Showcasing contemporary and modernist icons, the following 18 projects were built in New Orleans for diverse community resources and to empower new generations toward a city for everyone.


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The Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life | VJAA

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L.B. Landry High School | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple  . Image © Paul Crosby

Hollygrove Greenline Shade-Water Pavilion | Tulane School of Architecture

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Hollygrove Greenline Shade-Water Pavilion | Tulane School of Architecture. Image © Tulane School of Architecture

Alligator | buildingstudio

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Alligator | buildingstudio. Image © Will Crocker

L.B. Landry High School | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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L.B. Landry High School | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple  . Image © Timothy Hursley

Bastion Community Housing | OJT

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Bastion Community Housing / OJT. Image © Will Crocker

Louisiana Children’s Museum at City Park | Mithun

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Louisiana Children's Museum . Image © Kevin Scott

The National WWII Museum | Voorsanger Mathes LLC

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The National WWII Museum | Voorsanger Mathes LLC. Image © Thomas Damgaard

Crescent Park | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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Crescent Park | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Image © Timothy Hursley

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden | Lee Ledbetter Architects and Sawyer/Berson Architecture

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© Richard Sexton. ImageThe Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden |  Lee Ledbetter Architects and Sawyer/Berson Architecture

Piazza d’Italia | Charles Moore

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Piazza d'Italia. Image Courtesy of Charles Moore Foundation

Automotive Life Insurance | Curtis and Davis architects

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Automotive Life Insurance Company. Image Courtesy of New Orleans Public Library. Frank Lotz Miller, photographer

The Shop at CAC | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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The Shop at CAC / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Image © Neil Alexander

Pecos County Safety Rest Area | Richter Architects

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Pecos County Safety Rest Area / Richter Architects. Image © Elizabeth Chu Richter

Yulman Stadium at Tulane University | Multistudio

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Yulman Stadium at Tulane University / Multistudio. Image © Tim Griffith

Holy Rosary Church Complex | Trahan Architects

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Holy Rosary Church Complex / Trahan Architects. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects

St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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St. Pius Chapel and Prayer Garden | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. Image © Will Crocker

At Baton Rouge, 1h 30m away from New Orleans

Magnolia Mound Turner Family Visitors Center | Trahan Architects

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Magnolia Mound Visitors Center / Trahan Architects. Image © Timothy Hursley

Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame | Trahan Architects

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Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects. Image © Timothy Hursley

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Cite: Paula Cano. "New Orleans City Guide: 18 Sites to Empower New Generations" 07 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884631/an-architects-guide-to-new-orleans-21-unmissable-works-of-architecture-and-design> ISSN 0719-8884

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