© Groundswell Design Group Inc. 2023
In the hands of Groundswell, a vacant lot in Philadelphia’s city center became a vibrant community space. Visitors come for the food and beverages served from retrofitted steel shipping containers. Surrounded by hundreds of native perennials, visitors could sit in vintage metal chairs, or on a sculptural seating wall constructed from shipping pallets. During the day, the area was shaded by over a dozen mature, leafy Locust trees and colorful umbrellas. At night, strings of market lights glimmered overhead.
Photography: Top Kat Photo