Continental Motors Factory Detroit Proposal


Detroit, Michigan

Academic Year

Final Spring semester of 2020


Dirk Denison


Philip Kafka - Client / Site Developer

Julie Bargmann - Landscape Architect


Investigate an existing abandoned former Continental Motors Factory

Propose a pavilion for sanctuary

Consider future expansion into the existing concrete and brick infrastructure


Demolition on a mass scale of abandoned homes has become a norm In Detroit. I am proposing that the dismantled pieces of homes can be brought to the site to be sorted and curated for the public to purchase from the physical location and through online marketplaces. Dismantling abandoned homes can be accomplished by dissecting salvageable assemblies and systems with the careful removal of specific materials or items in various degrees to be selected depending on the condition and market desirability. The physical location proposed is a transparent pavilion that is surrounded by salvaged wood, windows, and bricks with an unobstructed view of the plaza square and existing factory buildings.

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