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HART PLAZA

REVITALIZATION PLAN


HART PLAZA

REVITALIZATION PLAN


TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 6 8 10 12 14

SITE ANALYSIS GOALS CONCEPT MASTER PLAN PROGRAM RENDER

2012 DETROIT BY DESIGN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION SUBMISSION EDUARDO AMAYA | MIKE COMMERFORD | STEWART DOWDALL | ALEN PALANDER UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO | SCHOOL OF PLANNING HART PLAZA REVITALIZATION PLAN

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SITE ANALYSIS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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UNDERUTILIZED SPACE (JEFFERSON AVE.) INTRUDING STREET (ATWATER ST.) UNDERUTILIZED BUILDING (FORD CENTER) POOR PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE (WOODWARD AVE.) UNDERUTILIZED BUILDING (POLICE STATION) UNDERUTILIZED SPACE (PARKING LOT) POOR PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE (JEFFERSON AVE.) INTRUDING STREET (ATWATER ST.)


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GOALS TO CREATE CIVIC PRIDE IN THE CITY OF DETROIT THROUGH MAKING A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ACCESSIBLE TO THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY.

1 CIVIC PRIDE A B C D

CENTRAL GATHERING AREA LIVELY ATMOSPHERE INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMABLE SPACES

2 NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

E ORGANIC FORM F FORESTED AREA G CURVILINEAR SHAPES

3 ACCESSIBLE

H BURY SECTION OF JEFFERSON AVE. - ALLOW FOR LOCAL THROUGH TRAFFIC AND EXPRESS BYPASS UNDERGROUND

- FULLY BURRIED SECTION OF JEFFERSON ON WESTERN CORNER OF SITE - CREATE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE TO ATTRACT VISITORS

I ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE ON WOODWARD AVE. - REMOVE MEDIAN, NARROW STREET J CLOSE ATWATER ST

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CONCEPT

FORESTED RIBBON CENTRAL PEDESTRIAN AXIS INCREASE RIVER PRESENCE

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MASTER PLAN

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200

250m


PROGRAM SPRING/SUMMER

A CONVENTION GATHERING B SPLASH PAD C URBAN BEACH D CONCERT HALL & CASINO E OPEN SPACE & OVERFLOW F AMPITHEATRE G HOTEL, SHOPS, RESTARAUNTS H FARMERS MARKET

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A B C D E F G H

FALL/WINTER CONVENTION GATHERING ICE SKATING WINTER ART CONCERT HALL & CASINO OPEN SPACE & OVERFLOW AMPITHEATRE HOTEL, SHOPS, RESTARAUNTS MARKET & ART SPACE


0 HART PLAZA REVITALIZATION PLAN

100

200

250m


RENDER

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2012 DETROIT BY DESIGN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION SUBMISSION EDUARDO AMAYA | MIKE COMMERFORD | STEWART DOWDALL | ALEN PALANDER UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO | SCHOOL OF PLANNING

Hart Plaza Revitalization Plan  

Submission for the Detroit by Design International Design Competition (Fall 2012).

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