Theoretical Designs For Detroit's Riverfront Pour In From Around The World

 An architectural competition to reimagine the city's riverfront has drawn hundreds of entries from as far away as Tunisia, Taiwan and Turkey, John Gallagher reports in the Detroit Free Press.

The competition, called Detroit by Design 2012, is organized by the Urban Priorities Committee of AIA Detroit, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Sponsors include the Detroit Shoppe, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Quicken Loans.

A competition jury will convene Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit. Jurors will select the winners by the end of the day Wednesday and announce their selections then.

Unofficial and not sanctioned by the city itself, the competition hopes to generate new visions or concepts for waterfront design that may prove useful in Detroit.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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