Paired structures across the Capital Corridor create a gateway to the Art Deco state capital in Baton Rouge. The Bienville Building design is in conformance with strict aesthetic and performance guidelines, discovering a modern interpretation of the deco period in this nine-story building.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals occupies the structure, enjoying a civic-scale lobby with custom art installations with a strong visual connection to the Capital and downtown. A third-floor roof terrace provides views and recreation/lounge space, enhanced by the gracious oaks of Capital Park. Night lighting reinforces the crenellated parapets of precast concrete, translucent glazing, and metal panels.
Program: 275,000 SF administrative offices, and support spaces.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Washer Hill Lipscomb, Architect, John Anderson Project Architect