Paul Xiaopu Wang

Paul Xiaopu Wang

New York, NY, US


For Detroit Public Exhibition

_interior experience and museum gallery to celebrate people of detroit and ford’s renewed commitment to the city
_michigan central station_detroit
_27,000 sq.ft.
_de-yan_new york 2018
_photograph_wild free studio

The Open House was a historic occasion for Ford to announce its renewed commitment to the city of Detroit with the purchase and future renovation of Michigan Central Station. This event was the first time the building had been open to the public in over 30 years. The interior experience invited Detroiters to explore their history, culture and presence and an installation that mixes the dreams of the Detroit’s past residents, with a platform that lifts the hopes and goals of Detroit’s current residents for what their city’s future will be. Because ultimately this is a story best told by the people of Detroit.

DE-YAN designed the interior of the entire space using a scaffolding-based design language to signify the excitement of the beginning of a construction project and to not hide the true beauty of this building. Vintage spotlights lit the architecture in a special old-world glamour. You can explore the gallery which chronicles life and culture in Detroit, that was also interspersed with historically matching shots of the station to parallel the social barometer that the building has become for Detroit. Beginning with the station’s grand opening, to times of war, to its fall from grace, and now at its rebirth.

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Status: Built
Location: Detroit
My Role: #lead architectural design #site analysis #sd set #dd set #permit set #ff&e #cd set #lighting design #ca
Additional Credits: Design Team #dejan jovanovic #stefan djordjevic #jing ju #john patrikas #nikola denic
Interactive Design Agency #red paper heart
Construction & Fabrication #bluewater
Photo & Video Footage #wild free studios

For Detroit