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2006

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Seventh Ward Shade Pavilion, 2006

This is a Project. It was designed by University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Design, Rob Corser, AIA and made for (as the client) The Porch Community Center. It is dated 2006. Its medium is laminated 3/4” plywood cut by cnc router, mortise and tenon joints, custom steel hardware for hurricane clips, base plates.

The Shade Pavilion provides a temporary gathering and socializing place while a permanent home is being constructed for the Porch Community Center, an organization sustaining the multitude of cultures in New Orleans. Although located in a garden, the resource center provides rebuilding assistance through access to tools, information, and instruction in building repair. It also serves as a site for gardening classes and as a new, highly visible location for neighborhood gatherings of all kinds.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 365.8 × 365.8 × 487.7 cm (12 × 12 × 16 ft.)

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