Detroit by Design

Project Title: Detroit By Design

Architect: BBB Architects

Date: Fall 2012

The Detroit by Design competition was held to re-imagine Hart Plaza and its relationship to the greater context of Detroit. By analysing historical city axis, bring inwards a new relationship to the waterfront, and proposing moving the famous Joe Louis arena, (prior to the announcement that it was to be moved anyways in 2014) were the big moves in creating this dynamic landscape and program strategy.

A series of raised landscape elements created both an opportunity for unique above grade lounging and sight lines, while creating space underneath for commercial and further entertainment program.

Project Leads: Brian Brisbane, Justin Perdue