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title   Ujamaa Square, New Orleans: Community Green Space
students   Margaret Hewitt, Heather Powers
instructor   Susan Pereira Devoe
date   Spring 2006
school   Wentworth Institute of Technology
     
subject   landscape, public building
site   Treme, Lafitte
     
description  
After analyzing Ujamaa Square and it’s surrounding urban context, we decided to bring elements of the city into the square as a means to make connections with the larger community. Our landscaping decissions were informed through studying the placement of vegetation within the city blocks and locations in which open green spaces typically fall. These unique characteristics unite Ujamaa Square and the city as a whole. We also took note of Treme’s central artery, an elevated highway which cuts through the blocks creating angular shapes. Our landscape scheme for Ujamaa Square is based on this notion of using existing conditions to create a center for community on both a large and small scale. We created an open green space to offer back to the community, while providing more private green spaces for the inhabitants of the square. A diagnol cut forms our art center and exterior porch spaces, while allowing the trees to provide natural barriers between certain programmatic buildings and spaces. We wanted to create a space that was plesant for both the Ujamaa inhabitants, as well as the Treme population. In doing so, we have created a contemporary block with the same sense of spirit as the ‘old’ New Orleans.
     
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