The Parasitic nature of the building constructed within the existing Detroit Central Station allows for the 'organism' of program and circulation to expand and eat into the skeletal structure of the abandoned station as the different organizations need more space. This idea of vertical real-estate within an already existing context allows for a juxtaposition between the clean and functional system of the new and the decrepit, deteriorating skeletal remnants of the existing shell.
This project began with looking at the unexpected intersections that could exist when different programmatic functions were entangled as part of a single system. The given programs for this project included a hotel, offices for the Detroit Free Press, and offices for the film society. Additional programs included community space, cafes, movie theater and spa.
Status: School Project