Manufacturing custom TerraClad© panels for “Hudson’s Site” mega-development
TITLE: New renderings revealed for SHoP’s downtown Detroit megadevelopment
SOURCE: The Architect’s Newspaper
AUTHOR: Matt Hickman
The Architect’s Newspaper reported on the massive new mixed-use development that is currently underway in the middle of downtown Detroit, MI. Aptly named “Hudson’s Site” for the time being, the project stands on the site of the former Hudson’s flagship, part of the long-defunct department store chain. Bedrock, the real estate management firm facilitating the project, recently released a series of new renderings depicting the planned exterior and interior of the property.
The project’s 1.5 million-square-foot footprint consists of a recently topped-out mid-rise office building situated next to a glassy neighboring tower. SHoP Architects, joined by Detroit-based firm Hamilton Anderson Associates, is leading the design of the two buildings, which together encompass an entire city block. The tower will be the new second tallest skyscraper in Detroit (and all of Michigan) when completed, behind the central tower of the Renaissance Center complex.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta developed five custom profiles for the Hudson’s Site façade, which were used to manufacture over 15,000 TerraClad© panels. The panels are in the process of being unitized by Permasteelisa North America at their facility in Montreal.
Our glaze lab also worked closely with SHoP Architects to create a custom glaze for the final product that aligns with their design specs and vision.