Winners are announced in contest to design development plan for former Hudson’s site
Nearly 200 designs were submitted in the contest to re-develop the site of the old downtown Hudson’s store. People from as far away as Australia and Vietnam took part in the Opportunity Detroit campaign, Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site.
A panel of five distinguished architects and urban planning experts from across the country judged the entries. The three winning design ideas came from Rome, Italy; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Southfield, Michigan.
The nine-week competition was a free, open call for architects, designers, planners, artists, and community members to present ideas for innovative, creative, and inspired designs for the potential future use of one of the city’s most iconic sites.
Entrants were asked to create compelling visions for a new urban development on the vacant 92,421 square-foot site, bordered by Woodward Avenue, Gratiot Avenue, Grand River Avenue and Library Street in the heart of downtown Detroit.
The competition attracted entries from architectural and design firms, as well as individuals, from 23 states and 22 countries.
In a separate contest last weekend more than 1,000 people came out to vote for their favorite design.
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