A dramatic new sculpture garden serving the over one million annual visitors to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, the sculpture garden is nestled into the hillside adjacent to the Museum and within historic Fairmount Park. Overlooking the Schuylkill River, native plantings, permeable pavings and a bioswale all contribute to the creation of a sustainable public space that is also a flexible venue for museum curators to change and site sculpture. A 442-space parking structure is built partially underground, and is concealed by an inhabitable green roof and new landscaped berms.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Architect: Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Photography: Jeffrey Totaro