To create an urban space environment and a sense of community through varying functions and expressed by distinct forms in thoughtful relation to each other.
To give Philadelphia's youth a place to pursue their interests and passions amongst their peers. Programs in art, education, recreation and athletics gives them a place to gain confidence and success, inspiring them to be boundless.
To create a sense of community and social interaction, I have studied urban spaces; specifically piazzas. Piazzas are a surprise opening of space in a packed city grid and are used to make people slow down, regroup, interact, and meet up. Therefore, I have expressed my concept by creating four separate buildings based on program within the volume of space.
Located in University City at the 32nd Street Armory
Ground Level Ceiling Plan
View from Sports & Recreation area
Second Level Ceiling Plan
Vinette of track on the Second Level
The building is separated programmatically. Each program is separated by color. The colors are used on the walls and floor to help guide students to their proper destination.