Waechter Architecture News (09.21.20)
ON THE BOARDS: DANISH BROTHERHOOD HALL
We're excited to share our latest project, the restoration and renovation of the historic Danish Brotherhood Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The Danish Brotherhood Hall (DBH) was built in 1915 as a fraternal association for Scandinavians living in Detroit. After shifting uses over the years the building fell vacant in the 2000's.
XYZ Development brought Waechter Architecture in to reimagine the space as a mixed use venue for concerts, exhibitions, events, and hospitality. Our aim is to highlight the building's magnificent bones including steel trusses, terrazzo floors, and exposed brick, while redesigning the interior logic of the structure in response to contemporary uses and a changed urban context. The design approach balances respect for the past lives of the building and the neighborhood it inhabits with a future vision for its continued presence as a social space for bringing people together.
You can find more information about the project here.