INGENUITY 2007: THE CLEVELAND FESTIVAL OF ART & TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT
“WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE BREUER BUILDING?”
In early 2007 the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners threatened a 1971 Marcel Breuer building with demolition. Backlash against this idea followed and Ingenuity Cleveland put together an architectural exhibition over that Summer, described by them as follows:
Sponsored by Ingenuity, the Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology, this juried architectural exhibition invites architects, architectural interns, students, engineers, artists and designers living or working in Northeast Ohio (and now beyond) to answer the question. The intent of the exhibit is to keep the debate alive – through both imaginary and real alternatives to the Breuer Tower’s future. Additionally, this exhibit offers area design professionals and others with an opportunity to participate in the Ingenuity festival and to demonstrate how architecture can be the embodiment of “creativity, innovation, culture and technology.
Anybody familiar with Cleveland of course knows that this building was ultimately not demolished and would become the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel. The below presentation imagines it adapted for reuse as County administrative offices.
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Drawings, 3D Models, and Renderings by Michael Hall