Detroit Design 139

Academic Work

Open Source City

An Urban Frontier for Living & Working

Two sites connect as one to create a collaborative community experience.

Project Details

Submitted By:

  • Location: Grand River & Fenkell
  • Project Size: 600,000 SQ FT
  • David Deiss
  • Brian Poling
  • Tony Printz
  • Instructor: Joel Schmidt
  • Instructor: Jamie Witherspoon
  • Fall 2016

Creating A Multi-Use Space

The residential, mixed-use housing project is separated into two sites, divided by the intersection of Grand River Ave and Fenkel Street. Combining residential with commercial, work and retail spaces, the project creates a network for creative exchange, allowing residents to engage with multiple programs. As an interactive transitional outdoor space, a central open courtyard connects its residents and buildings.