近日，Library Street Collective画廊的联合创始人Anthony & JJ Curis公布，他们计划对底特律东村社区的一个20世纪建成的面包店兼仓库适应性再利用，把它改造成一个混合用途的艺术教育和公共空间。
Library Street Collective co-founders Anthony & JJ Curis today announced plans to expand the footprint of their cultural plans in Detroit's East Village neighborhood with an adaptive reuse of a former commercial bakery and warehouse built in the 1900s into a mixed-use arts education and public space.
由Jason Long领导的OMA团队设计，这座22,300平方英尺的综合体将被改造为当地两个非盈利艺术机构Signal-Return和PASC（Progressive arts Studio Collective）的总部。项目名为“灯笼”（LANTERN），将包含大约5300平方英尺的艺术家工作室、一个艺术画廊，以及近4000英尺的创意零售中心。这些功能空间围绕着一个2000平方英尺的户外庭院，作为无障碍的社区空间和活动聚集处。
Led by OMA Partner Jason Long, the 22,300 square foot complex will be transformed to serve as headquarters for two local arts non-profits, Signal-Return and PASC (Progressive Arts Studio Collective). Nicknamed 'LANTERN', it will also include roughly 5,300 square feet of affordable artist studios, an art gallery, and nearly 4,000 feet of creative retail—centered around a 2,000 square foot outdoor courtyard that will serve as an accessible community space and activity condenser.
PASC and Signal-Return will anchor the development, occupying roughly 8,500 square feet of combined space on the building's main level. PASC, a program of the disability services organization, STEP (Services to Enhance Potential), is the first art studio and exhibition program dedicated to supporting adults with developmental disabilities and mental health differences in Detroit and Wayne County. Signal-Return is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and teaching traditional letterpress printing. While different in disciplines and the communities they serve, both integrate art education, production, display, and retail to engage with and provide for the community.
"PASC and Signal-Return are both extraordinary organizations with a multi-faceted approach to community building through the arts. To support and enhance their ambitions, we are both turning the building in on itself and out toward the neighborhood to bring a new density of activity and creative life to East Village," said Jason Long, OMA Partner.
OMA's approach takes advantage of the building’s current state of disrepair, transforming an area missing both its roof and an end wall into a courtyard at the heart of the building. Defined as the primary entry with multiple frontages for all tenants, the courtyard becomes a public, accessible gateway and an activity condenser. Signal-Return and PASC's diverse set of programs—art education, production and display—are organized within and across the existing structures to maximize points of access and potentials for community interface. Production zones and artist studios create an active and inviting face to Amity Street; galleries line the courtyard to reinforce a public heart for the building; and neighborhood serving functions are orchestrated on the opposite side of the courtyard to consolidate the most public amenities along Kercheval Avenue.
The existing, bricked or boarded up openings will be opened strategically. Operable windows are inserted at the studios to allow for ventilation; gallery windows are extruded to become art vitrines; and larger openings offer indoor-outdoor potentials for production spaces. The south building faces the intersection of two prominent streets, Kercheval and McClellan, but is currently a solid expanse of concrete masonry (CMU). Rather than imposing a new composition of windows, 1,500 holes will be drilled into the blank CMU walls and filled with cylindrical glass blocks. This monolithic field of openings will subtly reveal activities within and become a glowing lantern at night.
"PASC has quickly grown since launching in 2021, and we've been eager to find a permanent studio and gallery space. We're grateful to find partners in the Curises who share our vision of fostering an inclusive and diverse arts community in Detroit. We can't think of a better place that will offer this level of access to a growing and vibrant arts community in the city," said Anthony Marcellini, PASC Program Manager.
Signal Return主管Lynne Avadenka也表示：“我们在这个不断成长的文化区落脚，将通过增加工作室访问时长、在此工作的艺术家数量，以及更多地展示艺术家们的作品，来进一步实现我们的使命。”
"As we work with the Curises to establish our presence in this growing cultural district, we will expand our mission and our programmatic offerings by increasing the hours of Open Studio access, the number of artists and Detroiters working in the studio, and the exposure and market for the artists' work," said Lynne Avadenka, Director of Signal Return.
LANTERN (9301 KERCHEVAL)
OMA New York / Jason Long
Status: Schematic Design
Client: Library Street Collective / Anthony & JJ Curis
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Site: Former commercial bakery and warehouse in Detroit's East Village
Artist Studios: 492m²
Arts Nonprofit Spaces: 790m²
Public Space: 186m²
Total Program Area: 1,989m²
Total Building GFA: 2,072m²
OMA New York
Partner-in-Charge: Jason Long
Associate: Chris Yoon
Project Architect: Samuel Biroscak
Team: Yiyao Wang, Cameron Fullmer, Mariana Curti
Executive Architect: Metro Cad Group
Structure: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
MEP: EAM Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor: CIR Group
Arts Nonprofit Partners: Signal-Return Press, Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC)