Architect’s Newspaper Features Penn’s South Bank

The project is an extension of their UPStart Program.

Photo credit: PennConnects

Photo credit: PennConnects

The University of Pennsylvania’s ambitious South Bank project — which includes the “Pennovation Center” — recently appeared in the Architect’s Newspaper with renderings that showcased its proximity to Penn’s campus and Center City.

The South Bank master plan aims to develop spaces to promote  entrepreneurial growth and “technology-led economic development” in concert with PIDC’s goal to turn the entire Lower Schuylkill River area into an Innovation District.

The Architect’s Newspaper reports there are close to 50 occupants at South Bank, one of which is the Philadelphia Free Library Operations Center, but notes there’s still more to be done to attract more tenants to the growing “innovation incubator”:

The overall master plan for the South Bank will include converting many existing buildings, creating new structures and infrastructure, and increasing open space. The plan was drafted by the Philly-based firm Wallace Roberts and Todd (WRT).

Cool Innovation [Architect’s Newspaper]