This architectural shade canopy is the result of a collaboration between Tulane City Center, Tulane University architecture students and the Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program. Photographed by David Armentor, the structure is made from traffic yield signs and is the result of a City Park challenge course.
The shade canopy was inspired by the natural shade the canopy of trees in the immediate area provide, as well as the nearby ropes course structure. The team of designers created a curving and faceted canopy out of aluminum which is suspended in the air using steel cables. An earthen berm also provides seating underneath.
The pavilion is intended to engage local underprivileged youth and help the Louisiana Outdoor Outreach Program provide better and safer programming for their at-risk students.