© Groundswell Design Group Inc. 2019

RITTENHOUSE RECLAIMED

Philadelphia, PA

RITTENHOUSE RECLAIMED

To create a sociable atmosphere and lend some character to a small pocket between buildings on Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, Groundswell looked up. Recognizing that space is at a premium, it reclaimed on-site wooden rafters to create a pergola system that could support a garden suspended in mid-air. Custom-built steel troughs filled with native Pennsylvania meadow plantings adorn the pergola’s beams.