GM renovates the Design Dome

Automotive Design 13 May 2015
GM renovates the Design Dome

General Motors has completed the modernization of its iconic Design Dome at the Tech Center in Warren, MI.


(cover: 1951 Buick LeSabre Concept and the GM Design Dome)

The once-called Styling Auditorium – better known as Design Dome due to its shiny aluminum clad dome – was designed in 1948 by architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and saw the official approval of virtually every single model since 1956.

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The updates include new LED lights and state-of-the-art audio and video system.

Additionally, a number of old, dying trees in the outdoor spaces were also replaced by new ones and used by GM designers to create special artworks – including a model of a wooden speedboat and a guitar inspired by the look of the Corvette Stingray.

For more information on the Design Dome you can read the article at docomomo-us.org, while for more details on the renovation check the construction company website.

GM Design Dome Renovation - Renderings by Roncelli Inc

GM Design Dome Renovation - Renderings by Roncelli Inc

GM Design Dome – Renderings by Roncelli Inc. 

(Source: Detroit Free Press)

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