Nadau Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit’s Deca…

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Nadau Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit’s Decaying Packard Plant “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsWritten by Rory StottNovember 11, 2014 Share Architecture Competitions ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyNadau Architects, the winning team of the Reanimate the Ruins international ideas contest, have shared with us their proposal to revive Detroit’s historic Packard Automotive Plant, the former factory which has become an icon of the city’s post-industrial decline. By developing a proposal which frees the land from unwanted structures and knits the colossal 1 kilometer-long building back into the urban landscape, Nadau Lavergne Architects have created a design which returns both a sense of community and some economic hope back to the building.Read more about the proposal after the break+ 10Save this picture!Overall view of the site. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsSave this picture!The site and its urban context. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsThe Packard Automotive Plant was constructed between 1903 and 1911, when it was considered to be the most advanced car manufacture facility in the world. However, when the factory closed in 1958, the building went into a slow decline, first being used by a number of businesses for offices and storage, and ultimately being abandoned in the late 1990s.Save this picture!Opening up the site. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsSave this picture!Connecting elements of the site with public transport and reinvesting in the neighborhood. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsThough the building is in a poor state of repair, its heavy reinforced concrete frame means it is still structurally viable. Nadau Lavergne Architects propose that much of the building can be kept, while other weaker structures in the vicinity should be demolished to open up the site. To further open the site, they propose strategic demolition at certain points along the building, splitting the oversized structure into blocks with a true urban character.Save this picture!Attracting people to the neighborhood and providing opportunity for further development. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsOnce the extraneous buildings on the site are removed – and those few who still lived in them given financial incentive to occupy new flats in the re-purposed factory building – the land is free for a variety of community uses, including urban farming, sports grounds, a social center, a market and a new cultural center designed to complement the factory buildings. In addition, the largest building on the newly-formed blocks will be converted into a museum, with half of the museum’s exhibition spaces dedicated to the site’s rich automotive history.Save this picture!Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsSave this picture!Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsThrough these moves, an autonomous new community would form, with the potential and space to increase its complexity, adding services such as fire and police stations, health facilities, or its own district council. In addition, the renovated building and the urban grid within which it sits provide a repeatable typology which can be used to add more housing when needed.Save this picture!The proposed new cultural center. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsSave this picture!Axonometric diagrams of the housing and the museum. Image Courtesy of Nadau Lavergne ArchitectsFor the full results of the competition, visit the Reanimate the Ruins competition website from competition organizers Parrallel Projections.SV House / Luciano Kruk ArquitectosSelected ProjectsCTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014Architecture News Share Nadau Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit’s Decaying Packard PlantSave this articleSaveNadau Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit’s Decaying Packard Plant Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitMuseumResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDetroitText Message HtmlCite: Rory Stott. “Nadau Architects Present Proposal to Revitalize Detroit’s Decaying Packard Plant” 11 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Creative, intelligent, energetic: HSPH celebrates its postdocs

first_img Read Full Story A celebration of Harvard School of Public Health’s postdocs—as well as their mentors—was held on September 20, 2013, coinciding with National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The festive event in Kresge cafeteria featured awards, prizes, raffles, and kudos for the work and accomplishments of the approximately 300 postdoctoral research fellows who work at the School.Postdocs were lauded for their “creativity, intelligence, candor, and love of learning” by Jeffrey Katz, professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, who received the “Mentor of the Year” award from the HSPH Postdoctoral Association (PDA). Katz, who was chosen from a group of 17 nominees, couldn’t attend the event, but his comments were read by incoming PDA President Usheer Kanjee. “You infuse the HSPH community with fresh critical insights and unbounded energy,” Katz wrote about the postdocs. Katz was nominated by outgoing PDA President Alberto Caban-Martinez.last_img read more

Emmanuel, Maku, Babalola through to Next Round

first_imgClifford Enosoregbe was given a run for his money by Babalola Wale, the qualifier forcing a rubber in a match that ended 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 for Enosoregbe. The former Nigeria number one will battle Kayode Olawolu in the second round after the latter’s 6-1, 6-1 crushing of Alozie Ikechukwu.Also through to the second round are Thomas Otu and Joseph Imeh, who defeated Chinedu Iwuagwu 6-2, 6-4, and Musa Bala 6-3, 6-2. A couple of the junior players also enjoyed first round wins as Martins Abamu, Michael Osewa, Christopher Bulus come out victorious in their matches to send warning messages to their senior colleagues.Ageless Sunday Maku showed some old tricks to navigate his way past national junior player, Christopher Itodo 6-2, 6-2 but it was a different story for John Otu another member of the old school as he succumbed 6-1, 6-1 to Onyeka Mbanu.Abdulmumuni Babalola also progressed with a 6-1, 1-0 ret over Ismaila Adeshina to revel in his emergence as the players’ representative while Destiny Da Silva, who lost to Babalola in Sunday evening poll, bagged a 7-5, 6-3 win over Mohammed Mohammed. Former winner, Henry Atseye had secured a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 win over Taiwo Owolabi and the second round train is joined by Nonso Maduike, Michael Michael, Ikechukwu Iloputa and Lawal Shehu among others.In the women’s singles, second seed, Blessing Samuel defeated Omotayo Osewa 6-4, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with Loveth Donatus who defeated Osareimen Airhunwunde 7-5, 3-1 ret.Ngozi Dirisu secured a 6-3, 7-5 win over Faith Christopher while Patience Onebamhoin swept aside Coleen Orji 6-1, 6-0.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CBN OPENSylvester Emmanuel underlined his favourite tag for the men’s singles title at the 39th Central Bank of Nigeria Open Championship with a commanding 6-0, 6-1 win over Richard Ogbu on Monday.The Spain-based player will meet Godgift Timibra in the second round following the Kodian Tennis Foundation youngster’s 6-2, 6-2 win over John Henry.last_img read more