GLUrbanism: as Principle
Those who understand the geography of the Great Lakes Region can mentally delineate state and national boundaries between the water masses in this image. At 6'-0" above grade, however, the social, cultural and economical lines are blurred with the 'great' lakes as a common denominator. Studio Great Lakes understands the value of this co-dependence and the 'soft' condition of boundaries within this region. As we look to the future and the maintenance and preservation of this significant natural resources, Studio Great Lakes will seek to create design strategies and urban frameworks that surpass given boundaries to support a diverse and expanding regional cultural, challenge the existing concept of 'locale', and expose a more accurate identity for the region.
Related Projects: Great-ER Lakes Subculture: Between Great and Lake, Identity: Great Lakes, Pirouette, Great Lakes Urbanism, etc.