Rebuilding a better, greener New Orleans/Global Green and Brad Pitt join forces to help bring housing to the Gulf Coast region
(Segments from the Today Show of July 18, 2006)
- To help encourage environmentally-friendly building, Brad Pitt, along with Global Green, announced a sustainable design architectural competition for the areas of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina. It drew 3000 registrants from all over the world, six finalists were chosen. Check out the designs…
- All of the selected designs express a clear understanding of the need to address rising electricity and energy costs and mounting health problems caused by exposure to unhealthy building practices. Healthy, energy efficient homes and affordable housing often have no or little increased cost, yet provide vast benefits through lower energy and water bills, increased durability, and improved health of the residents…
The finalists’ proposals:
1. “GreeN.O.LA”: Matthew Berman and Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD, New York, N.Y.
2. “NOLA shotgunLOFT”: Fred Schwartz of Schwartz Architecture, New York, N.Y.
3. “The Levee”: Drew Lang of Drew Lang Architects, New York, N.Y.
4. “Rebuild Renew: Sustainable Design for the Holy Cross District”: MetroStudio,
New Orleans, La.
5. “On the River”: Brad Lynch and David Brininstool of Brininstool and Lynch,
6. “Breathe”: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, New Orleans, La.