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title   Music and Community: Enlivened Levees
student   Andrew Smith
instructors   Coleman Jordan, Michael Sorkin
date   Spring 2006
school   University of Michigan
     
subject   public building, flood infrastructure
site   French Quarter, Marigny, Bywater
     
description  
Focusing on a section in the lower Bywater district, this project enlivens the levee by building structures for use as public spaces. These are to be situated on the riverbank near the intersection of Alvar and St. Claude, and they are to be linked to a proposed boardwalk that would expand along the river beyond the Bywater. The project realizes the potential of the levee by dedicating spaces for an amphitheatre, a public market, an expansion of NOCA, and a park. The boardwalk is envisioned as parallel to the proposed Desire light-rail line, thereby linking the downtown neighborhoods. At the project site, it is raised above the open market space creating unimpeded travel to higher ground.
     
link   studio site model (pdf)
school site
     
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