Deutsches Haus Can Keep German Design

Aug 22, 2014

The proposed design of the new Deutsches Haus to be built in the Bayou St. John neighborhood.
Credit Deutches Haus

The Deutsches Haus can look German, after all.

The New Orleans City Council has overruled a planning commission decision that told the German cultural organization to dial-down the Germanic design. The commission wanted a new design that would blend into the Bayou St. John neighborhood.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who represents the district where the building is proposed, called the commission’s actions “a bit misguided.”

The German association had been located in lower Mid-City, but moved to make way for the new University Medical Center. It’s been meeting in Metairie, and holding the annual Octoberfest in Kenner.

It will return to New Orleans when the building is finished.