Detroit-based design firm studio[Ci] received bronze at the recent Global LafargeHolcim Awards, out of 15 finalists. Led by founding director Constance C. Bodurow, the project advanced to the global competition after receiving the Gold Award at last year’s North American Awards.
The Detroit Zoo is home to 83 penguins, so it’s only fitting its Polk Penguin Conservation Center resemble Antarctic’s icy landscape. Now open to the public, the facility—which holds more than 1,234,044 L (326,000 gal) of water—welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Sometimes, the best way to restore an historic building is not the way it was originally built. The methods and materials of construction have changed, and newer options are available to re-create the original design.
Designed by Louis Kamper and built in the historic Grand Circus Park district in 1928, Detroit’s 35-story Eaton Tower was the state’s second-tallest skyscraper. Now known as the Broderick Tower, it has been revitalized into residential suites.
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