Ballinger partnered with Brickworks Philadelphia, Hoffman Design Group and the International Masonry Institute to create an installation for the DesignPhiladelphia Festival, which kicks off Wednesday, October 6. Informed by the unique shapes of the Philadelphia skyline and built using locally sourced bricks, this installation invites visitors to explore the “old and new” urban relationships of this city.

“Our inspiration for the design concentrated around the juxtaposition of the city’s skyline and its interaction with the lower-rise built forms. Our team found this to be a unique characteristic of the city, where modern skyscrapers can be a short walking distance from an early historic dwelling. This clash of the two not only provides a visual identity, but it portrays the intertwined history of the city through its built form,” said Ballinger’s Adam Stott, who co-led the design.  

The installation will be at Cherry Street Pier through October 17.