Repurpose Philadelphia
Repurpose Philadelphia - Recycling canopy for community gatherings Philadelphia


The Repurpose Philadelphia canopy is made of rope and recycled plastic bottles that was installed as a one day public workshop on a vacant lot in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia on 22nd August 2009. Commissioned by Slought Foundation and National Constitution Center as part of Into the Open, US Pavilion at Architecture Biennale, Venice. Conceptualized by Normal Architecture Office (NAO) in collaboration with Lindsay Bremner and Brian Phillips, the Repurpose canopy provided shade and festivity to the day’s events and promoted the imaginative public use of repurposed materials for urban re-vitalization. >>

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