Detroit SEPT - DEC 2020

DETROIT WATERFRONT DISTRICT

Brief

This is a story that few people are happy to tell. It is a story that shining downtown skyscrapers hide. However, the deep wounds on the huge body of Detroit prove it happened and still endures: countless battered dwellings, empty streets and abandoned buildings scar the city.  

 

It is difficult to tell how “the arsenal of democracy” – Detroit grew to be known as this in the early 1940s- transformed into the largest modern-day ghost city. Yet, history is full of contrasts. The pendulum of time often changes its direction. Time and again, where a void is created an opportunity arises.    

 

 

Indeed, over the last years strong winds of change have been whipping the city. They have blown the fog of the past away and dispersed the mist of decay stifling Detroit’s development for decades. As a result, many of the voids of the city – the wounds generated by depopulation and economic crisis- turned into new epicenters of urban regeneration. They became valuable canvas where to paint new masterpieces of contemporary architecture.     

Detroit Waterfront District precisely focuses on the most fascinating canvas of all: the urban void overlooking the river amid downtown skyscrapers. Detroit Waterfront District is the competition promoted by Manni Group in collaboration with Sterling Group to design the future leisure and entertainment heart of the city of Detroit.    

 

Architects will deal with the area where stood the Joe Louis Arena beside the place where- according to tradition- Detroit’s founding fathers landed. Participants will have the opportunity to design a building complex to redefine the city skyline. They will generate superb architecture masterpieces to become the symbol of the revival of one of the most iconic and controversial cities of the history of the United States of America.        

 

Yac thanks all the architects who will take part in this challenge.

 

 

 

1st PRIZE
10.000€

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

2nd PRIZE
4.000€

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

3rd PRIZE
2.000€

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

GOLD MENTION - ISOPAN and TATA STEEL
1.000 €

Aesthetics that Lasts - Assigned to projects featuring design finishes for the building facades

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

 

 

GOLD MENTION - ISOPAN
1.000 €

Flat Roof Solutions - Assigned to projects that present architectural solutions of particular value in the design of flat roofs and green roofs

 

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

 

 

GOLD MENTION - ISOPAN
1.000 €

Ventilated Façade - Assigned to projects that are of particular interest in terms of the energy performance of the building through the application of ventilated facades

 

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

 

 

GOLD MENTION - MANNI SIPRE and MANNI GREEN TECH
1.000 €

The Power of Steel - Assigned to projects that highlight an extensive use of steel, a key material of the circular economy

 

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

 

 

n. 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

30 FINALIST MENTIONS

All the awarded proposals will be transmitted to architectural magazines and websites + international exhibitions  

Jury

Daniel Libeskind
STUDIO LIBESKIND
Marie Hesseldahl Larsen
3XN
Giulio Rigoni
BJARKE INGELS GROUP
Jean Paul Uzabakiriho
MASS Design Group
Enrico Frizzera
MANNI GROUP
Claudio Chimienti
TATA STEEL
Rodrigo Duque Motta
DUQUE MOTTA & AA
Marcos Rosello
aLL DESIGN
Jorge P.Sllva
AIRES MATEUS ARCHITECTS
Michael Guthrie
IN-FORM STUDIO
Elie Torgow
STERLING GROUP
Clive Wilkinson
CLIVE WILKINSON ARCHITECTS
Adolfo Suarez
LOMBARDINI 22
Giovanni De Niederhausern
PININFARINA

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