| 08 : 30 – 07 August, 2018 |
Crescent Park by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects is a 1.4 mile linear green space developed as a part of master plan for greener City of New Orleans.
Located along the Mississippi River the Crescent Park is a 20-acre green space which provides an opportunity to be close to the maritime history and waterway. The picturesque public park consists of a network of of walking, jogging and biking trails, dog park and two repurposed industrial wharves. This former maritime brownfield serves a community interaction space with picturesque views of city skyline and Connection bridge. The project sparked after Hurricane Katrina, connected the riverfront and historic architecture with sustainable contemporary design.
Dog park at the Crescent park trial
Overview of the maritime brownfield
From the Architects –
Part of a larger master plan that envisions a new, greener future for the City of New Orleans and its riverfront, Crescent Park was designed to reconnect people with the river and transform the remnants of the city’s industrial and maritime past into a verdant, accessible, community asset.
Masterplan of the visionary green riverfront
Network of park trials near Piety wharf
The Park grants unparalleled physical and visual access to the river, creating an environment for locals and visitors to interact and promote a healthy, active lifestyle with unrivaled vistas of the city skyline and the picturesque Crescent City Connection Bridge.
Rusty rainbow bridge
Connecting bridge near the Faubourg Marigny section
View of the Mississippi river from the crossover bridge
This 1.4-mile linear park includes 20-acres of indigenous landscaping, a network of paths suitable for walking, jogging, and biking; picnic areas, a dog park, and the adaptive reuse of two industrial wharves: the Piety Wharf and Mandeville Shed. Both structures have been stabilized and repurposed to accommodate public gatherings, festivals and the host of artistic exhibitions that take place throughout the year.
An evening view of the Piety wharf
Repurposed outdoor space at Piety wharf
In lieu of new construction, the architects made a conscious decision to build upon the layers of history and character that already defined the sight. A nod to the industrial past, the repurposing of both structures is a modern reinterpretation. In place of shipping and receiving goods, these two spaces provide opportunities for engagement and interaction, the exchange of ideas and conversation.
Bridge and elevator access in the park
Multipurpose Mandeville Shed space
By reconnecting to the river, New Orleans is following the trend of many world-class cities and exploring opportunities to restore and enhance the natural environment while simultaneously improving citizen’s quality of life.
Overall the contemporary design for Crescent Park is a response to the needs for the city dwellers to reclaim its sense of place and origin,kind of a retreat to the river.
Entrance to the Piety Wharf
View of the picturesque surroundings and Crescent park
Green spaces along walking and jogging trials
Project details –
Project Name – Crescent Park
Architect Firm – Eskew+Dumez+Ripple Architects | www.eskewdumezripple.com
Project location – 2300 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States of America
Lead Architect – Mark Ripple-Principal-in-Charge, Amanda Rivera-Project Manager, Allen Eskew-Principal-in-Charge
Core project team –
Executive Architect / Architect of Record – Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Landscape Architect & Design Lead – Hargreaves Associates
Design Architect (Piety Wharf & Bridge) – Adjaye Associates
Design Architect (Mandeville Wharf & Bridge) – Michael Maltzan Associates
Photography Credits – © Timothy Hursley | www.timothyhursley.com
Urban Design – Chan Krieger Sieniewicz
Structural Engineering – Kulkarni Consultants
MEP Engineering – Lucien T. Vivien Jr. & Associates
Associate Architect – St. Martin Brown & Associates
Associate Landscape Architect – Johanna Leibe & Associates
Lighting Design – Lam Partners PHA Lighting Design
Traffic Engineering – Urban Systems
Cost Estimating – C.P. O’Halloran Associates Inc.