Girard Ave

 

Girard Avenue Covered Market

A thorough study of the land use, typologies, and thresholds that define the site located in North Philadelphia provides a refined focus on the area enclosed by Girard Ave, Ridge Ave, and Broad St. A portion 15th will be converted into a pedestrian zone equipped with a public square, covered market, community hall, and community gardens. The covered market is the main attraction inside the newly revived strip. Using the “ribbon” as a metaphor to program the market, two interior zones and two exterior zones are formed and linked. Pivoting panels enclose the market, creating a permeable space that allows circulation of the strip to continue through the market.

Located on 15th St between Poplar and Ogden in North Philadelphia.

 
 
 

Context Analysis

 

Site Typologies

 

map of social activities and land use

 
 
 

map of site qualities and divisions

 
 

Definition of the "strip"

 

perimeter of targeted strip and vacant lots for potential intervention

 
 

Notable existing buildings and building types

 
st. joseph's hospital

st. joseph's hospital

 
 
contemporary rowhomes

contemporary rowhomes

 
 
vacant lots

vacant lots

 
 
traditional rowhomes

traditional rowhomes

 
 
second pilgrim baptist church

second pilgrim baptist church

 
 
industrial commercial buildings

industrial commercial buildings

 
 
supermarket

supermarket

 
 

Master plan for 15th Street

 

a public square on Girard leads pedestrians into the strip which has widened sidewalks, a covered market, a community center, and community gardens

 
 

Development of Covered Market

 

 

concept diagrams for lot

 
 

level 1 plan: two main market areas, one indoor dining area, and two smaller outdoor dining areas

 
 

level 2 plan: offices, admin, apartment, storage, and lounges for staff

roof diagram: one outer “ribbon” of wooden panels, a middle ribbon of glazing, and the translucent, faceted section bounded by the ribbons. Roof panels are loosely attached and stacked, allowing light to enter through the cracks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

south elevation - facing community center

 
 

section looking north

 
 

section looking west

 
 

Physical Model

 

section sketch model

west elevation

south elevation

entrance view: looking south on 15th street

 
 
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