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Donna Marion

Donna Marion

Vancouver, BC, CA

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Greenhouse - upper garden rendering
Greenhouse - upper garden rendering
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Green[ware]house Transformation

Located within a vegetation-focused master plan of Delray, in Detroit, MI, the repurposing of this abandoned warehouse serves as a site for remediation of the surrounding brownfields, as well as a cultural beacon of hope and transformation.

Floor plates are deconstructed to shift the spatial configuration from a standard warehouse to an array of terraced greenhouses and a column-filled park and hanging gardens.  The greenhouses raise and grow the plants needed for advanced stages of phytoremediation, while the park encourages visitors to explore and view the methods being used to clean up the surrounding site.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Detroit, MI, US

 
Greenhouse - axons, interior rendering, sectional perspective
Greenhouse - axons, interior rendering, sectional perspective

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