We had the pleasure of working closely with your team using a design-build delivery method on these important civic buildings. The results of the 4 projects exceeded our collective expectations. Well done to all.
Robert Riccardi, AIA, Gould Evans
The City of New Orleans Four Libraries project was a multiple-location design-build project for the design and construction of four new libraries to replace those damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Gibbs worked on all four sites simultaneously, each located in four different parts of the greater New Orleans area: Algiers, Gentilly, Lakeview and New Orleans East.
The libraries share a common palette of materials, construction techniques, functional attributes and a cohesive overall design approach. They are each two-story, steel-framed structures, using stucco, brick, high-efficiency glazing with dark mullions and metal sunscreens. Interiors are open spaces, allowing for flexibility of use. Design and construction techniques were used to control site water (rain, humidity, ground water) and optimize/modulate natural light. Each building encompasses configurations unique to that library’s size, collection, location in the city and the unique site influences.
City of New Orleans
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