Detroit State Fairgrounds

The 160-acre State Fairgrounds landscape is culturally rich as evidenced in its history - from hosting the longest running state fair in the US, to serving as the site of the first major victory for legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, and for performances by icons ranging from Bob Hope to Duke Ellington and Bob Dylan. The landscape morphology evolved from a critical understanding of the fairground’s cultural assets. The site’s past, present and future were leveraged to create the pattern and programming opportunities for a rich public realm and landscape network. The result is a landscape framework which serves as an armature for development that is unique to its time and place, in an era of uncertain economics.

city of detroit + magicplus llc

Detroit, MI 2016 - Present
Size: 160 Acres