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Auction House

Commercial  /  116,000 sq ft  /  Port Richmond, Philadephia, PA

The Auction House, located in Port Richmond, is a 116,000 sf ft industrial warehouse that was originally built at the turn of the century as a knitting mill.  The client approached ALMA to re-imagine the entrance, office, auction, garden center, and storage spaces.   

Birdseye of what was once the Union Knitting Mill.

Interior before renovation.

ALMA architecture designed a faceted skin to simultaneously define the entrance and create a visual barrier to the loading dock.

Paper model exploring faceted skin geometries.

Diagram of focal objects introduced into the existing rooms.

The pre-construction entrance was essentially a loading dock without much fanfare. The challenge was to create an entrance that would be inviting to clients without compromising the necessary loading dock functions.

Renovated office space.

Circulation space focusing on the original building furnace.

Landscaped courtyard and sculpture garden.

Exterior facade and entry improvements. 

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