ACTIVATING
A FUNCTIONAL
UTILITY

Hudroe Central Utility Plant

Undisclosed

This undisclosed mixed-use project re-imagines the traditional approach to Central Utility Plant (CUP) design by maximizing its potential as an architectural gateway that pulls visitors into the central business district off of main city access points. At six stories, this project will stimulate the downtown core by integrating a visitor center and curated city-wide art exhibition while simultaneously servicing two of the newest developments in recent history. It highlights that architecture and art are truly blended disciplines.

Conceptualized as an interactive art installation that will engage passersby, this new project features a fa├žade that explores public experience with a structure that communicates system performance metrics through kinetic and audio design. This building’s skin not only accommodates equipment locations, airflow intake, exhaust, vibration reduction, and noise cancellation, but also transforms and harmonizes equipment noise, and illuminates to display various building performance metrics.

CLIENT
Undisclosed
SIZE
60,752 sf
STATUS
Design Development Proposal
YEAR
2019
TYPOLOGY
Mixed Use
Central Utility Plant
CONSTRUCTION
New Construction

Detroit

235 E Main Street, Suite 102b, Northville, MI 48167 / p 248 449 3564

Chicago

188 W RANDOLPH STREET, SUITE 200, CHICAGO, IL 60601 / P 309 825 1351

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