Shade Canopy Tulane Students

In 2013, Tulane architecture students worked with the Tulane City Center to design a shade structure for the Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program (LOOP). Inspired from tree canopy, the structure was created from traffic yield signs, “suspended by steel cables with an earthen berm for seating”.

Courtesy of Tulane Students

Courtesy of Tulane Students

The LOOP was established to educate underserved youth through outdoor education and “adventure-based activities”. After LOOP had identified needs for program expansion and space, so the new pavilion was created to provide “better, safer programs for the students”. The architecture students created a pavilion that incorporates everything needed by LOOP and more – all the way from storage, seating, and a space for teaching and gathering before and after course activities.

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