Center City District, Sister Cities Park

Located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, the redesign of Sister Cities Park reinvented a small, neglected space by adding a cafe pavilion, children’s discovery garden and a pond. The pavilion’s cantilevered, vegetated roof and curtainwall facade feature notably, and the structure’s complex geometry, sloped beams and support columns created a substantial constructability challenge. CVM’s attention to detail, especially with the stone shelf support and curtain wall connections, facilitated faster and more efficient construction.

Location: Philadelphia
Architect: DIGSAU
Landscape Architect: Studio Bryan Hanes
Photography: Halkin | Mason Photography