440 Alfred at City Modern

440 Alfred at City Modern is part of a comprehensive planning and design masterplan that HAA provided for a vibrant, walkable and contextually sensitive mixed-use development in the heart of Detroit's historic Brush Park neighborhood. This 8.4 -acre development began as a response to the City of Detroit's request for proposal for city owned land to which HAA helped the development team craft a master plan that embodies the communities vision of creating a place the promotes walkability and is linked to the existing fabric.
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Architecture / Interior Design / Planning / Urban Design / Site Design / 2020


440 Alfred provides the historic Brush Park neighborhood with a contextually sensitive design and an engaging mixed-use building that is conducive to community gathering "

Spanning an entire block of Brush Street between Alfred and Division, this mixed-use apartment building is activated with ground floor retail on three street-fronts. Conceived as a wrapper of long narrow buildings that hold the street edges, 440 AlfredĀ opens up to a central shared exterior courtyard with ceremonial stair access from a streetscape plaza located along Brush Street. The second level residential court provides gathering spaces for residents as well as access to the building and community rooms, and the building also houses the management office. Unit plans are oriented to maximize window frontage for natural daylight and views to the courtyard below or cityscape beyond. At night the building glows in a shifting pattern of clear and filtered glass, further animated by the varied patterns of individual living routines.


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