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Germanic-Looking Deutsches Haus Plans are Okay After All

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renderings by Matthes Brierre Architects via One Stop App

Remember when the City Planning Commission said that the proposed Deutsches Haus design should be "less Germanic-looking"? Nevermind that. City Council decided the plans for the future home of the German cultural center are just fine and would be a "welcome addition to the Bayou St. John area," The Advocate reports. The CPC previously said the structure "doesn't mesh well" with the neighboring buildings or the rest of the city, called the design "contrived, like something pulled out of a picture postcard," and suggested some revisions, throwing Team Deutsches Haus for a loop. Councilwoman Susan Guidry called that decision "a little misguided."

Plans for the Deutsches Haus (currently located in Metairie after losing its S. Galvez Street spot to make way for the new University Med Center) include an 18,342-square-foot building on almost five acres along Bayou St. John with event space, a kitchen, classrooms, an outdoor biergarten, and a 197-space parking area.
· City Council approves original Deutsches Haus design, despite concerns it was too Germanic [Advocate]
· Deutsches Haus coverage [Curbed NOLA]