CRABBER'S BRIDGE PAVILION
WHERE | Bayou Sauvage, Louisiana
WHEN | Spring 2019
A design-build project designed and constructed in collaboration with 12 other students of Tulane School of Architecture as well as the Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design. Our team was tasked with designing a shade pavilion within the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East. The client was the Department of Fish & Wildlife.
Sited in the extreme northeastern corner of the refuge, the site lies outside of the city’s levee system, making it prone to severe storm surges. Our response to proneness to flood was to develop a multi-leveled pavilion that could be used even during flood. The lower level of project consists of a concrete slab and overhead protection to provide shelter, while the upper level could be used as an observation platform, or in times of high-water level, as a boat launch. The two levels are unified through a metal screen that we fabricated.