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The Renaissance City: 3 Architectural Initiatives Point the Way Forward For Detroit

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The Renaissance City: 3 Architectural Initiatives Point the Way Forward For Detroit, Structural prototype by the makeLab™at LTU. Image courtesy of LTU
Structural prototype by the makeLab™at LTU. Image courtesy of LTU

Detroit is a long-standing symbol of innovation in America, especially in the production of automobiles, music, and, at one point in history, airplanes. It has, correspondingly, been called the Motor City, Motown, and the Cradle of Democracy. Over the last half-century, racial tension, urban migration, and disinvestment have shifted the city’s identity, causing it to become a symbol of post-industrial America and the attendant urban deterioration. Together, these elements render Detroit’s more recent nickname—the Renaissance City—tragically ironic.

Morphosis and Albert Kahn Join Forces to Expand Detroit University

12:26 - 6 August, 2015
Morphosis and Albert Kahn Join Forces to Expand Detroit University , © Morphosis Architects
© Morphosis Architects

Morphosis Architects has teamed up with Albert Kahn Associates to expand Detroit's Lawrence Technological University with a new "Taubman Complex." Marked by a "carbon-fiber circulation orb," the complex will form a new grand entrance to the University and provide flexible laboratory space for multidisciplinary research, including robotics and biomedical engineering.