Renovation of Ford River Rouge complex

Impressive renovation project of what once was the largest industrial complex in the world, and notorious for its pollution (in the 1970´s the river itself even caught fire!). The renovation by architect William McDonough implemented the worlds largest vegetation roof and the penetration of daylight into the assembly halls.

The Ford Motor Company Rouge plant was inaugurated in Dearborn (Detroit) Michigan in 1917, employed 100.000 people at its peak and was renovated in 2002.

photo by Charles Sheeles

green roof