Atlantis at Penns Landing

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Urban Design

Architecture, Planning, Project Management

1.2 M SF Corporate, Retail, Hospitality, Public Use, 1,000 Multi-family units, 700 automated car park
400 car park on 6.7 acres

Location : Philadelphia, Pa
Cost :$ 3.2 B
Completion : 2005 Designed

 4th place – Penn’s Landing Competition



DRCA as Master Architect for Developer directed/administered architecture, engineering and construction cost development for RFP response for national competition to regenerate Philadelphia’s vacant waterfront site called Penn’s Landing serving as locus of the Delaware River and Market St. to promote Center City vitality. DRCA’s urban concept “reconnect to the river” served as the catalyst for the concept.  It would cover I-95 and Delaware Ave extending Market, Chestnut and Walnut Streets to the river through Atlantis creating real estate and accessing the riverfront for the pedestrian for the first time. As spearhead for the consortium, DRCA and its architectural group detailed a 50 storey condominium tower with an International Food Market base topped with a revolving restaurant to serve as focus of the waterfront complex.  An Exploratorium, Planetarium, AquaSphere and public based activities encased within a 10 storey glassed solarium adjoin the Tower and the river.  Enhanced “Main Street” Retail with Corporate floor above and additional Residential covers vehicle access from I-95 and Delaware Avenue to automated 1,000 car park robotic garage complete the “reconnect to the river” parameter.  Public spaces include 2” deep pools for summertime and skating in winter as well as large landscaped multilevel plazas that lead to an exterior all season amphitheater for public venues adjoining river.