New Orleans, Lousiana/USA
181 HA, circa 70 City Blocks
Mark Gilbert (trans_city, TU Wien)
Byron Mouton (Tulane University, New Orleans)
Kristian Faschingeder, Verein ArchitekturRaum 5
BMUKK, BMWF, MA7 der Stadt Wien
After the Storm – a manifesto for a neighborhood in New Orleans,
Gilbert, K. Fachingeder Hrsg; Wien, Schleebrügge Editor, 2009
Tulane/Gravier is a classic New Orleans neighborhood of shotgun houses and commercial buildings. Flooded but not catastrophically damaged by Katrina, it has become a political shuttlecock in the post-hurricane battles over the city’s future.
Drawing from operative experience in both the American and the European urban traditions, this development concept puts forward an integrated set of architectural interventions that will preserve the neighborhood and secure its economic future. Developed out of careful social, historical and spatial analyses of the district, as well as a conception of the city as a complex social ecology After the Storm combines urban sensitivity with bold architectural ideas and proposes strategies for collective programming that will enhance the sense of community within this historic but endangered urban neighborhood.