In Progress: Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Credit: Art and Design Studios

Credit: Art and Design Studios

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a beloved city landmark drawing over one million visitors each year. OLIN has designed a vibrant sculpture garden on the roof of a new underground parking facility, designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, seamlessly integrating the structure into the existing landscape. Seen as an outdoor extension of the museum’s vast art collection, the garden will serve to further connect the institution to the city. The garden is designed to be versatile, creating a variety of spaces for art pieces, while maintaining an open, park-like experience. Native plantings will create additional attraction and provide a sustaining habitat for local wildlife. The relocated surface parking lot adjacent to the garden will employ permeable paving to absorb stormwater, as well as to filter excess into a bio-swale for use on-site.

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