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The Forest: Detroit Riverfront Competition Winner Plans to Green America’s Automobile Center
Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 26, 2012 @ 9:59 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Urban design | No Comments
Like a fairytale, ‘The Forest’ plugs a void between the city and the river with a series of trees, trails, and performance spaces. Existing sculptures will remain, although Atelier Why proposes to move the water fountain by Isamu Noguchi  so that it is sunken into the ground and then surrounded by another spiraling amphitheater with wood flooring and white curtains that mimic falling water.
Dappled light streams through the forest canopy  and benches and a wooden bridge are inserted so that visitors can enjoy outdoor arts and performance events. In addition to sponging up some of the city’s grime, this area stands to completely transform, in a healthy way, how locals and tourists experience downtown Detroit.
+ Atelier Why 
Via Arch Daily 
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URLs in this post:
 Atelier Why: http://www.atelierwhy.com
 automobile industry: http://inhabitat.com/tag/automotive-industry-green-initiatives/
 urban rehabilitation project: http://inhabitat.com/top-6-green-parks-for-a-summer-escape/
 Isamu Noguchi: http://www.noguchi.org/noguchi
 forest canopy: http://inhabitat.com/finca-bellavista-highflying-treehouses-nestled-in-the-rainforest-canopy/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/311973/the-forest-detroit-riverfront-competition-1st-prize-winning-entry-hyuntek-yoon-soobum-you-team-atelier-why/
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