Connecting Liberation, Downtown Detroit Vertical Park



Subsequent levels are each devoted to a liberating theme:  Theater, Art, Exploration, and Ecological awareness. 

A critical difficulty of the project was the requirement to utilize an existing warehouse building as the starting point.  However, in the end, this provided depth and character to the final product.  Though every other short floor was removed, the concrete post and beam structural members are left as tendons which connect internal elements.  Cylindrical elements are “liberated” from this internal network, and an internal waterfall which fills a previous void between two elements of the existing building provides a spectacular view upward through the park and is itself a symbol of both connection and of liberation..

Click on the model button above to take a look at the model, or click start to look at the section, and from here, to view floors which interest you. 


To See this Design in Detail, click on a floor.  Click on the Section , and then Click on individual floors to bring up the floor plans.