Pennsylvania luxury high-rise breaks ground

July 11, 2019

The Arthaus tower in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, breaks ground in the city’s art district. Image courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates[1]
The Arthaus tower in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, breaks ground in the city’s art district.
Image courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Arthaus condominium tower located along the Avenue of the Arts[2] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has broken ground.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates[3] (KPF), the 47-story building seeks to serve as a landmark for the Arts District and redefine luxurious, high-rise living in the city.

“The location for Arthaus was an inviting canvas. We wanted to create an expression of luxury living in the center of a vibrant, one-of-a-kind city­­­­, a beacon that signals the center of arts and music in Philadelphia,” said Eugene Kohn, KPF chairman. “It was an honor to contribute a magnificent work of art for my hometown of Philadelphia.”

With a design inspired by its context, the massing of the 35,953-m2 (387,000-sf) tower is modulated into four rectangular volumes. Each of these bundled rectangles rises to a different height, creating a distinctive tower top. The stepped, interlocking boxes also provide large outdoor terraces. The tower wall features a vertical expression balanced by horizontal terraces at each corner offering sweeping views of the city.

At the base of Arthaus, brick- and terra cotta-featured walls match the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood, while the tower’s high-performing glass façade is detailed with white aluminum mullions adding texture and variety.

The building comprises 108 units and more than 3345 m2 (36,000 sf) of amenities, including a rooftop greenhouse and over 390 m2 (4200 sf) of ground floor retail space.

Arthaus is slated for occupancy in fall 2021.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/generateImage.jpg
  2. Avenue of the Arts: http://www.avenueofthearts.org/
  3. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates: https://www.kpf.com/

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