OLIN led a multi-disciplinary design team to develop a master plan, design guidelines and detailed site plans for this World Heritage site. The design integrates the contemporary and historic context of Philadelphia into a successful ensemble of vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns, open spaces and buildings—including the National Constitution Center Visitor Center and pavilion for the Liberty Bell. The process began with extensive research unveiling key issues, opportunities and constraints for the park. Stakeholders, the National Park Service and outside agencies were involved throughout the planning process, and their hopes and concerns were incorporated into the final design. The design reinforces the park’s identity and mission of preservation and interpretation of the resources and stories that symbolize the establishment of a new philosophy and nation.
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