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Revealing Designs for Modern Industry

  • Medium site for the design challenge located on Oxford Street in Kensington. Photo by Peter Kubilus.

Philadelphia’s stock of old industrial sites are full of character and connected to neighborhoods which can be assets for attracting the next generation of industries that are vital to the Pennsylvania economy.

On Thursday, May 27 the design teams for the Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites Design Challenge will reveal their solutions for remaking three old industrial sites, which seek to honor Philadelphia’s industrial heritage while looking toward opportunities that lie ahead.

Design teams from SMP Architects, DIGSAU, and Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects tackled three very different projects that can serve as prototypes for bring new industrial sectors into the city. The projects include creating space for artisanal industries in an old factory building, designing an industrial /residential mixed-use project for a manufacturing complex and developing a sustainable site plan for a riverfront parcel.  After the reveal, a panel of diverse experts will provide commentary.

The presentation runs from 4-6:30 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St, Philadelphia. Sign up for the event

Stick around after the presentation for a reception sponsored by Land Services USA, Inc.

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