Holding up a canvass sack presumably stuffed with cash, Dan Gilbert guaranteed $15,000 to the man, woman or child who could best design something worth building at the Hudson's site by May 31. At least, that's how we imagined that announcement going. There's but one rule in this contest: Retail. Entries must include significant retail space, so the smart architect will include Dan's favorite retailer, Urban Outfitters. Designs are judged by how closely they adhere to the contest's objectives, which are mostly along the lines of "Signifying rebirth in Detroit." It's anybody's game, which means plenty of fun renderings from atrocious to ambitious and everything in between. Just remember, this is a non-binding "ideas competition" and Jim Ketai has hinted Bedrock already has designs for two residential towers on the site. That's the rendering we'd like to see.
· Hudson's Design Competition [Opportunity Detroit]
· Bedrock Exec Mentions Two Residential Towers for Hudson's [Curbed]