DETROIT – On March 28th, Rock Ventures LLC announced details for “Opportunity Detroit’s” international design competition soliciting ideas for a signature project proposed for the historic Hudson’s Department Store site. Opportunity Detroit is hosting a free, open call for architects, designers, planners, artists, and community members to present ideas for innovative, creative, and inspired designs for the future use of one of the city’s most beloved locations.
“We want participants to use their imaginations and submit visionary proposals with inspiring ideas that could play an important role in the redevelopment of not only the Hudson’s site, but all of downtown Detroit,” said Reed Kroloff, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum and competition advisor.
According to Kroloff the competition is seeking proposals that:
- Demonstrate original architecture and design concepts
- Present an innovative vision for the site
- Incorporate space for significant retail activity at ground level
- Provide a creative response to the site’s urban context – particularly as a signature project in downtown Detroit
“Much as Hudson’s served as an icon for downtown Detroit in its day, we envision that this competition will generate the ideas and excitement that will bring new energy to Woodward Avenue,” said Matt Cullen, President and CEO, Rock Ventures.