Beacon Park

Civic Open Space | Detroit, Michigan

Halvorson Design worked collaboratively with Touloukian Touloukian and local landscape architect, livingLAB, on the conceptual design of Beacon Park in Detroit.

Developed by DTE Energy, this urban revitalization project transformed a once-vacant lot into a new public park and restaurant building. Placement of the park was carefully considered to respond to and complement adjacent properties while continuing the seamless urban fabric along Grand River Avenue. Beacon Park features an elliptical lawn, which provides much-needed green space for active and passive recreation.

Lumen, the new restaurant building designed by architect Touloukian Touloukian, features a strong cantilevered roof, which gestures towards the historic G.A.R. Building, as well as a grand stair that leads to a green roof, offering a unique vantage point of the cityscape and park. Connections to the park landscape are further created with folding glass walls, a feature driven by the client’s desire for adaptable spaces that could support a wide variety of building and park programming.

RECOGNITION

2018 Honor Award for Design Excellence
Boston Society of Architects

2018 Architectural Honor Award, Buildings
Detroit AIA

2018 Commerce Design Detroit Award, Finalist
AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit

2018 American Architecture Award +
2017 Green Good Design Award
Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design

2016 IDA Award, Silver
International Design Awards (IDA)

 

principal-in-charge

Robert Uhlig FASLA LEED AP BD+C

 

Team

Client:
DTE Energy

Architect:
Touloukian Touloukian

Local Landscape Architect:
livingLAB

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