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Libeskind to judge Detroit riverfront contest

Daniel Libeskind is to judge a competition to redesign a section of the riverfront in Detroit

The starchitect, who designed the famous Jewish Museum in Berlin, is one of five jurors for the Urban Priorities Committee contest.

Teams have until 30 November to submit proposals to maximise the use of the area at the heart of the Michigan city.

The competition website said: ‘The site lost its prominence as the city’s town square when a new park was created a couple of blocks to the north.

‘People in the area love the space along the river because of the memories associated with it. But the memories are not enough to attract new functions.

‘How can the city capitalize on this unique site and use the space to connect and vitalise the surrounding area?’

It added that a diverse range of people could use the space, from business people on their lunch breaks to parents walking with children and even Canadians looking over the water.

The other jurors are architect and artist Walter Hood, consultant Reed Kroloff, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy president Faye Alexander Nelson and architect Lola Sheppard.

Relevant deadlines:

Registration to be completed by 1 November
Proposals are due 30 November

Client contact details:

Registration is available through the dedicated page

AIA Detroit: Urban Priorities Committee
553 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, MI 482256
United States

 

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