Sustainable design ideas were applied to the re-masterplanning of General Motor’s R & D campus as a statement to GM’s forward thinking, the Master Plan again integrates technological innovation in a sustainable natural environment. Clear site organization is achieved through a central recreational corridor and ‘green’ quads. Wetland restoration and stormwater management were incorporated into the recycling program.
The Master Plan, developed in collaboration with KMD and Ove Arup & Partners, provides a public perimeter and dual private interior spaces, each centered on lakes of equal size. The pedestrian Saarinen Mall links the two quads. The Master Plan restores the interrelation of nature and artifice in a vision that integrates 21st Century technology.