Redesigning Detroit A New Vision for an Iconic Site

Sponsors: Rock Ventures LLC and Opportunity Detroit
Type: open, ideas, single-stage
Eligibility: Architects, students who have reached the majority in their residency.
Language: English
Fee: None
15 May 2013 – Registration deadline
31 May 2013 – Submission deadline
First Prize: $15,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
• Deborah Berke, FAIA
• Maurice Cox, Associate Dean, Tulane University
• Ned Cramer, Editor, Architect
• Toni L. Griffin, Professor, CCNY
• Rip Rapson, CEO, Kresge Foundation
Competition Adviser: Reed Kroloff
Design Challenge:
30 years after the closing of Hudson’s and 15 years since the demolition of its building, Opportunity Detroit is hosting an open call for architects, designers, planners, artists, and community members to present innovative ideas for the future use of this pivotal, historic property. While downtown Detroit does not need to recreate a flagship department store, the sponsors of this Competition invite participants to use their imaginations in proposing possible uses for the site. Should it be an office tower? Apartments? A performance venue? Some combination of the above? Or something altogether different? The Opportunity Detroit team is looking for visionary proposals, inspiring ideas that could play an important role in the redevelopment of not only the Hudson’s site, but all of downtown Detroit as well.
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