Triple Investment Group is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the Silverdome International Design Competition. The Silverdome was one of the world’s most prestigious buildings of its time. Triple Investment Group and Oakland County recognize that the site at 1200 Featherstone Rd. sits on one of the most sought after locations in Michigan. We seek outstanding ideas that will redefine the site design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.This open-ideas design competition aims to examine new visions for a campus of Retail, advanced technology research, development and manufacturing that is integrated within the community, the city and the world. The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to address economic, social, and cultural problems affecting the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban sprawl. The competition hopes to inspire ideas for a public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive site design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
There are no restrictions regarding boundaries, incorporating the existing Silverdome structure or not, program mix, GFA, height or density. The objective is to provide creative freedom to the participants to engage in the project without constraints. What future lies ahead for the Silverdome site in the 21st Century? Design proposals should be able to make a case for the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures. Triple Investment Group is committed to stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – leading a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a mixed use campus and/or development, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life. Elements and programs to be included into the site design:
The Silverdome International Design Competition is possible with the support of Autodesk, real5D and v2com.
Architects, students, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. We encourage you to have multidisciplinary teams.
After your registration has been approved, within 24 hours Triple Investment Group will send you the registration number which will be necessary for submission boards.
This is a digital competition and no hard copies are necessary. Entrants must submit their proposal no later than April 12, 2015 (23:59 hours US Eastern Time). Registered participants will receive instructions to upload their submission to the competition’s Dropbox.
The project submission must contain the following files: