Project Spotlight: Rodin Square

Rodin Square, a 520,000-square foot mixed use development that promises to transform an entire city block in Philadelphia, celebrated its grand opening on October 14. The $160M complex located in the heart of the Art Museum neighborhood combines high-end residential, office, and retail space anchored by a 55,000-square foot Whole Foods store.

The Harman Group was the structural engineer and parking consultant for the project, which was developed jointly by Philadelphia’s IFC International and Washington, DC-based Dalian Development and designed by Washington, DC firm, MV+A Architects.

Now that Rodin Square is open for business, here are a few must-see features of Philadelphia’s latest icon.

Dalian on the Park:

The 10-story residential portion, Dalian on the Park, features 293 luxury residential apartments in addition to a rooftop Sky Park featuring an infinity pool, outdoor grill and bar, and a 30,000-square foot green roof.

Innovative Parking:

Many residents and visitors to Philadelphia have a tough time finding parking near their destination. Not here. Residents and shoppers can enjoy five tiers of below-and above-grade structured parking that accommodates almost 500 vehicles. The above grade parking is clad in perforated metal panels of varying colors which add dramatic visual appeal, making it an aesthetically pleasing addition to the Art Museum district.

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Exquisite Design:

To ensure the retail uses on the ground floor weren’t negatively impacted by the residences, green roof, and pool above it, an interstitial mezzanine was designed, which allows for the collection of any leaking water. We also utilized a steel frame for the building with precast plank floors and cold form steel bearing walls for the residential floors above.

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Authored by Albert Meyer