penndesign tower front and rear facade perspective views

The roofs and apertures not only express the architecture’s incongruous internal episodes, but perpetuates the historicity of the University Green.

View from University Green vs view from the commercial street

The light-informed sidedness of the tower also relates to site, presenting a highly ornate face to the sun and the intricate historical buildings to the south, while turning away from the commercial buildings to the north. The building not only becomes a placemarker, but will also be a symbol
of sustainability at one of the campus’ most important intersections.