August 27, 2014
Here’s a little fun viewing to ease you back into the work week: ideas on how the Packard Plant could be reused.
Three young architects, under the name Parallel Projections, came up with the idea of a global design competition to reimagine Detroit’s Packard Plant. They have no connection to Detroit but still received more than 200 entries from 30 countries.
“The range of submissions reviewed and displayed paint a broad picture of potential futures for the Packard,” said Dan Kinkead, director of projects at Detroit Future City, who was on the jury for the competition. “These competitions are not intended to describe bona fide redevelopment schemes, but instead they assert strong design concepts to stimulate thought and discussion, and to prompt new ways of thinking.
Reanimate the ruins: Ideas for the Packard Plant
Amy Haimerl, August 25, 2014, Crain’s Detroit Business