Monroe Blocks, Detroit, United States of America

Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Reimagining Downtown Detroit

Monroe Blocks is a mix of modern office space, residential units, restaurants, retail, and outdoor public areas that will stitch together the heart of one of America’s most storied cities. Located on the northeast corner of Detroit’s popular Campus Martius Park, the site has lain vacant for a generation until now. The project spans two city blocks and includes the first high-rise office tower to be built downtown in more than 25 years, as well as 4,800-square-metres of public outdoor space.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen imagined a masterplan that reintroduces historic alleyways and public access points, while prioritizing the public realm by connecting the outdoors with each structure’s ground floor.
The Monroe Blocks scheme aims to connect the surrounding downtown districts, restore density and a variety of uses to the heart of downtown with iconic design, and create new vibrant public spaces with retail, food, and entertainment for a diverse mix of residents and visitors.
The Monroe Blocks office tower will offer a combination of large floor plates, tall ceiling heights, and access to sunlight currently unprecedented in Detroit.
Monroe Blocks will be an icon for the future development of Detroit.