Riverfront Neighborhood Study

During a week-long design charrette hosted by HAA, the question of what character Detroit's future riverfront developments should take emerged. Bringing together the expertise of four design disciplines, HAA produced an architectural response with a pervasively contemporary character inspired by a compelling design vision of modern life in a walkable neighborhood.
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Architecture / 2014

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"Taking inspiration from the surrounding context and the mostly industrial type buildings that dot the area, the design employs both a mix of traditional and modern residential character including townhomes and multi-unit typologies.""

The ultimate goal was to create a new, active, mixed-use development as an attractive address for urban living in the East Riverfront district.

HAA believed the riverfront area had the opportunity to celebrate connections with green space while also encompassing a strong urban center, complete with active ground floor retail. Taking inspiration from the surrounding context and the mostly industrial type buildings that dot the area, the design employs both a mix of traditional and modern residential character including townhomes and multi-unit typologies. Predominately flat roofs, brick with fiber cement and metal panel accent are utilized to highlight a combination of warehouse and modern aesthetics.

HAA’s design approach encourages a modern architectural aesthetic. Since the completion of the Riverfront Neighborhood Study, HAA continues to evolve this design approach in projects located in Brush Park and Corktown.

Disciplines

  • Architecture

Type(s)

  • Housing
  • Idea / Concept

Services

Client

  • N/A

LOCATION

  • DETROIT
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