Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit
Retooling Industrial Sites, an exhibit designed as part of Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites, will showcase the work of design firms transforming former industrial areas to be productive once again. The exhibit will feature more than 50 projects from over 30 design firms including some of theleading examples of industrial reuse in Philadelphia and inspiring projectsfrom cities across the country.
The exhibit serves as a forum for the growing interest in revitalizing industrial sites and urban manufacturing and highlights the important role design plays in the integration of industrial and residential areas within urban neighborhoods. The featured projects pay homage to the industrial past and provide a vision for a new industrial and urban renaissance.
Submissions selected for the exhibit represent a diverse mix of built and un-built projects from warehouse conversions to brownfield redevelopment to new industrial buildings and range in scope from single buildings to neighborhood master plans. The projects include manufacturing facilities, office buildings, schools, community centers and mixed-use housing.
Meet the designers and celebrate these innovative projects at the First Friday opening reception on February 5. The exhibit will run through March 26 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. For more details, click here.
Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites is presented by the Community Design Collaborative in partnership with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and is the third phase of the Infill Philadelphia, an initiative to promote workable, innovative design solutions to revitalizing older, urban neighborhoods.