Mixed Use / 115,000 sq ft / Philadelphia, PA
The landscape presented a challenging set of natural and legal constraints. The resulting boundaries, particular to each site, suggested differing approaches to intervention.
Stand - 19 Story
Lay - 11 Stories
Right Angle - 8 Stories
Bent - 7 Stories
Split - 6 Stories
Stand/Lay - 6/11 Stories
Bent/Split 5 Stories
A series of massings and orientations were explored to find the optimal site relationships. Each building took a unique form to relate to its particular site conditions.
The 'Split' massing was picked to best fit with the landscape and to maximize efficiency of the construction method.