Flat Lot Competition – Flint, Michigan
Flint Developed to cater to car culture, Flint’s downtown is over 50% parking surface. This has created a downtown that is neither an urban center, nor pedestrian friendly.
[un]FOLD aims to unfold existing and new recreational and educational programs. This is in line with proposals for planned shrinkage to redistribute Flint’s remaining population into consolidated neighborhoods near downtown.
The logic of rigid origami combines envelope and structural systems into one, thus reducing the amount of material needed. The system utilizes repeated rigid panels attached to a Tyvek plane, requiring no mechanical hinges.