Imagining Penn Center

scadenza 15/09/2006


The Ed Bacon Foundation announces its first student design competition.

A national student design competition to plan new sustainable life for Philadelphia's central civic space.

Objectives The program asks entrants to put forth ideas to revitalize the streetscape and urban environment in and around the Penn Center public plaza. Successful entrants will consider how Penn Center is used by residents of Philadelphia, those who work in its surrounding offices, and by the millions of visitors who travel to Philadelphia each year.

Entrants are expected to:

  • Understand the successes and failures of Penn Center in order to respond to the current state of the site
  • Create new amenities and uses for Penn Center in order to revitalize the space, and activate the public plaza
  • To rethink Philadelphia's rich urban spaces, as a world city catering to today's user


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