monument, cultural center, concert hall, orchestra, event, promenade, monumentality, Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts
"Due to Philadelphia's position as a cultural center, there is a need to build upon the idea of the Avenue of the Arts as a cultural event within the urban fabric by celebrating the role of the Philadelphia Orchestra as a monumental symbol to the city...
The intent of this thesis will be to interpret the cultural event of the orchestra into contemporary terms; to explore the idea of architectural promenade and how it relates to the spatial experience; to elucidate the idea of cultural monument as an event within the existing city fabric."
Farnsworth, Avril, "A New Home for the Philadelphia Orchestra" (1995). Architecture Thesis Prep. 122.
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Advisors: Joel Bostick / Randall Korman / Osvaldo Valdes