VINE STREET

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Client: Private Developer

Completion Date: 2020, Unbuilt


This 209 unit residential, and mixed-use development in the Old City section of Philadelphia was designed to meet the Passive House standard. With a 1.2 megawatt PV array positioned on the roof, South and West walls, the goal is for the project to reach Net-Zero-Site-Energy. A 17-story tower with vertical pocket “neighborhood parks”, strategically carved from the tower on various floors provides for a unique urban garden experience. A smaller four story courtyard building with a communal green space on the second level, above a parking lot, responds to the four story historic building which must remain on the site. A two-story tall loggia at the fifth floor level of the tower provides outdoor amenity spaces for the tenants while simultaneously preserving views to downtown Center City for the adjacent five story neighboring buildings.