Shurui Wu

Shurui Wu

Ann Arbor, MI, US


Detroit Islamic Center

The project Detroit Islamic Center is a great opportunty to renew this old community in Detroit. The project is to serve both Muslims and local citizens. The Detoit Islamic Center includes a mosque which can host more than 2000 people for Friday pray events, a souk (Islamic market), a FIFA size soccer stadium and a sports park. The main strategy of the planning is to create a large village in the city and connect the north and the south by designing pedestrian system and biking system. At the same time, the proposal solves the serious parking problem in this site.

The final planning put the souk on the north side along the Joy Road where most shops and commercial buildings are. The idea of the souk is to create more social space such as several outdoor plaza to distinct itself from traditional suburban mall. The mosque is in the middle of the site and the minaret is the tallest building in this neighborhood. The rec center and the sports park are on the south side. The rec center is not about religion or specific culture, it's more about mass culture and efficiency. The recreation center is actually a stadium and rec center complex; by combining these two, the rec center becomes a smaller and condenser building with multiple functions. 

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Status: School Project
Location: Detroit, MI, US
My Role: Schematic Design, Drawing, Modeling
Additional Credits: Alexander Hokkanen, Andrew Stewart
Shawn Lettow,Nicholas Warnet,Jamilla Afandi