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Activating the Levee: Strategy for Recovering the Lower 9th Ward
Community {Ship} Building -Dinghis
Flood Escape
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Inhabiting the Fluid Terrain: Living Between Water and Land
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NOLA Evacuation Barges: Evacuation, Infrastructure, and
          Entertainment

Upside-Down: The 9th Islands
 
 
 
 
 
   
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title   NOLA Evacuation Barges: Evacuation, Infrastructure, and Entertainment
student   Jenna Gibson
instructors   Coleman Jordan, Michael Sorkin
date   Spring 2006
school   University of Michigan
     
subject   flood infrastructure, transportation infrastructure
site   New Orleans
     
description  
The Mississippi River barge is a ubiquitous feature of the New Orleans urban landscape. This project reinvents the barge form as a potential site for community services. It also proposes that these barges could offer evacuation to community residents when floods threaten. Each proposed barge thus serves dual functions—providing the possibility of safe passage, as well as sites for activities, which vary from hitting balls on a driving range to hosting parties on board. The idea is that each barge will become a permanent fixture of the urban community, not only in the devastated Lower Ninth Ward, but throughout the city.
     
link   studio site model (pdf)
school site
     
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