REDESIGNING DETROIT : A NEW VISION FOR AN ICONIC SITE
Detroit, Michigan, United State of America
For the revitalization of Downtown Detroit, we propose Incubator Matrix, a facility for a new industrial ecosystem. It is a live/work station for high-tech startup companies and creative young artists to continuously challenge each other and spark innovation.
Downtown Detroit is changing into a place of work and living space. Historically, Detroit has been a city of separation. The assembly line in its most significant contribution was to separate each specialized process of production. The Automobile, its most famous product, enabled isolation between working and living space within the city. Detroit sprawled and residential space developed far from commercial areas of offices and factories. However, knowledge based new industry needs social networks, not only in the Internet, but also in real space. Life should not be separated. They live, work, and play all the time, everywhere. Downtown is a good place to promote this lifestyle. It has large offices for high-tech companies, entertainment facilities, and shopping areas. Now it needs living space connected to work and play. Herein lie the perfect conditions for young creative professionals, who need an energetic ecology to evoke their innovation. This collective environment is a good catalyst to promote their profound ideas.
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