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The Detroit Square

The Detroit Square (DSQ) is the winning design proposal of the DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural Connections Competition from the winning team consisting of Agence Ter, Paris, France; Akoaki, Detroit; Harley Etienne, University of Michigan; rootoftwo, University of Michigan and Detroit; and Transsolar | KlimaEngineering, Germany. The goal of the design is to help the district’s cultural institutions and organizations catalyze transformation, vibrancy and resiliency in their community. The DSQ places emphasis on the cultural constellation of Detroit—the city’s artists, designers, culture bearers, mico and meso organizations, and stakeholders. The goals of the DSQ are to amplify the successful programs and activities that are already on site; produce shared amenities and assets; and create spaces of affordance and spaces of experimentation for novels forms of activation.

U-M FACULTY WIN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION TO REIMAGINE DETROIT’S ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT

Etienne and Sirota Discuss Detroit Square Design on Michigan Radio’s Stateside

Q&A: HARLEY ETIENNE TALKS ABOUT THE DIA PLAZA COMPETITION

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