The National World War II Museum Phase I includes 4-D Theater, Performance Hall, Executive Offices, Retail and Restaurant. It presents the stories to an international audience, preserves material for research and inspires future generations to apply the lessons learned from the most complex military operation ever staged.
Phase I completes east section of the master plan with the Theater Pavilion at north corner connecting new elements to the surrounding urban fabric, existing museum and future pavilions. The layout and geometry are generated for optimal performance within the overall master plan program and massing. Large scale precast concrete with interlocking geometries cover the external street façades. In contrast, through extensive use of glazing and metal panels, the façade facing internal court ('Parade Ground') is transparent and lightweight. Double height lobby creates spatial gravity point with balconies integrated as an architectural promenade that travels inside as well as outside. The expansion of Phase I made the Museum the most visited destination in the city of New Orleans.
Martin Stigsgaard, Masayuki Sono
Peggy A. Loar
Peter Miller, James Macdonald, Radoslaw Krysztofiak , Andrea Wiedemann, Mark Wagner, Reema Pathak, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao, Issei Suma, Won Jun Jung, Anastasiya Konopitskaya
Mathes Brierre Architects, New Orleans, LA
Firm established for project - Voorsanger Mathes LLC
Thomas Damgaard, Richard Sexton (Theater Interior)