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canopy structure

Through the process the community expressed a want to maintain flexibility within the space as well as a need to mitigate sound pollution. Given the limitation of attaching to the structure and the structural requirements for the overall production of the space an articulated canopy serve all of these purposes well.

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PLATFORMS FOR PRODUCING AND EXHIBITING ART

Stages will be built to accommodate music, dance, and any other performances by the community. The infrastructure and space surrounding the space can also be used as a blank canvas for street murals done by local artists.There will be exhibits, demonstrations, and public art, integrated into all aspects of the CID. This will include both standard technology—audio, video—and innovative technology - renewable energy, 3D printing, advanced manufacturing tools. How it all ultimately manifests will be part of the community decision-making in the design process.

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BLACK TIME MATTERS CLOCK TOWER

This will be a clock tower reflecting the humans that represent the neighborhoods along Claiborne Avenue. As a prevailing symbol of the people, places, movements, and events that serve to define the timeline of this neighborhood. 

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MODULAR MARKET BOOTHS

The establishment of a commercial corridor where business development and training are provided in place, sets up the CID as a unique experience for New Orleans entrepreneurs and business owners, and defines new, culturally relevant pathways to success. The programming strategy is to assist the development and promotion of equity for New Orleans’ indigenous cultural community. An outdoor marketplace can fosters the growth of small businesses either owned by those indigenous to the Claiborne area or directly serving the Claiborne community. 

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Neighborhood advisory committee (NAC)

The NAC is made up of residents and business owners who advise with respect to whether programming and policies of the CID are meeting the specialized economic, cultural and educational needs of the communities served by the CID, and may make recommendations on how to meet those needs.

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SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

By integrating functionality with ecological balance, we will re-create the space in a way that benefits community growth, public health, the environment, and transportation. Using renewable energy, storm water management and eco-friendly construction we will make our stretch of the I-10, in effect, a “green highway”.