Existing office building stock represents a massive opportunity to reimagine our communities without maximizing our footprint. Rather than allowing buildings to remain insular and self-contained, office building developers can transform tower blocks into integrated, socially responsible buildings that contribute to the surrounding community. Here are five ways to make that happen:
Through the revitalization of the old Book Depository, Gensler will support Ford’s efforts to reimagine its Michigan Central Station development to create a new mobility innovation district in Corktown, one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods. The Book Depository, one of the first buildings to open in the reimagined development, will become the industrial center of the district, with maker spaces, labs, and mobility studios. The building is emblematic of today’s evolving workplace — it’s a blended, collaborative environment, where the lines between traditional desking and adjacencies are increasingly blurred. The multi-tenant, three-story building will bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, emerging technology companies, designers, technologists, and Ford employees to develop, test, and launch new mobility solutions in a creative, fluid space designed to flex for future needs.