Ballinger Helps Sculpt a New Space for the Work of Alexander Calder

  • 11.17.22|1 min. read
Biophilic space designed for the work of Alexander Calder

Ballinger intimately recognizes that clients in the civic and cultural space need design practices that are aware of industry trends, and also understand the local landscape. In this spirit, we are pleased to announce that we are serving as executive architect of Philadelphia’s newest sculpture garden. Our partnership with Herzog & de Meuron and Piet Oudolf will produce a 1.8-acre space for reflection on the extraordinary work of Philadelphia native and leading late-modern sculptor Alexander Calder.

Adjacent to the other grand arts institutions on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the site will blossom with unexpected places to display art, including subterranean outdoor galleries and an 18,000 SF main building surrounded by sculpture-filled gardens. The project broke ground on Tuesday and is slated for completion in 2024.

Ballinger is also serving as Structural Engineer of Record for the project, in collaboration with Guy Nordensen and Associates.

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Group of people watching a presentation about the work of Alexander Calder