Ice House

With Waggonner and Ball Architects, 2012 

Goose Bayou, in the town of Jean Lafitte in southern Louisiana, is one of gateways from the city to the sea. This historic icehouse produced ice for shrimp and fishing boats coming into offload catch from the gulf to be transported to New Orleans. The roof was torn off in Hurricane Gustav, prompting a rebuild of several of the facilities on the property. The ice house complex will become a museum to Native American and early settler culture on the bayous of southern Louisiana.

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