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ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES


Article REVITALIZATION ECOLOGICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL PLANTS (BY EXAMPLE FORD RIVER ROUGE PLANT)
Authors M. Basse, Moscow Institute of Architecture (State academy), Moscow, Russia
Abstract Ford River Rouge plant constructed 1917-1927, the largest in due time, became an embodiment of idea of Henry Ford about continuously working conveyor. The factory included all stages of manufacture from ore to the car. As a result of the reconstruction begun in 2000 is modern flexible manufacture in the factory called now Ford Rouge Center. The plant includes the progressive ecological technologies bringing into accord needs of automobile manufacture with social and ecological requirements.

The author of the project is American architect William McDonough, the founder of an architectural bureau William McDonough + Partners. Designing of ecologically suitable buildings and reconstruction of the industrial enterprises are the cores in firm activity. Embracing Fords heritage of innovation and business strength, the plan creates productive natural and industrial landscapes. These landscapes provide clues and inspiration, promoting the creation of habitat and the restoration of soil, water, and air by natural processes as part of a living, productive environment.
Keywords: reconstruction of industrial plants, revitalization, Ford River Rouge
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