Join us for the Public Reveal of innovative design concepts and solutions for the re-activation of underutilized spaces in three of Philadelphia’s historic sacred places.
PROGRAM - 4:30-7:00PM, followed by a reception un til 8:00PM
Infill Philadelphia: Sacred Places/Civic Spaces is a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places, designed to foster a growing dialogue about the intersection between historic sacred places and communities. Three religious sites across Philadelphia have been selected, along with community partner organizations, to serve as models for incorporating civic spaces into active sacred places. Three design teams have been chosen and paired with each to re-envision the purpose-built relgious properties as community hubs. These partnerships will help strengthen relationships between sacred places, community organizations, and service providers with a mutual interest in co-location and cooperation.
Sacred Places/Civic Spaces has three goals:
Promote understanding of the realities faced by a diversity of faith communities stewarding historic properties in neighbrohoods and offer alternative options.
Challenge the notion that sale and subsequent adaptive reuse or demolition is the only option facing declining congregations.
Provide innovative models and prototypes in which religious buildings house a multitude of co-existing uses for community benefit.