Park(ing) Day

The Sidewalk Shroud

Philadelphia, PA

Project Details

Each year since 2005, PARK(ing) Day unites architects, artists, and activists to transform a regular, single metered, parking space into a temporary public exhibit. Born from a firm-wide design charrette to visualize “Civic Symbiosis”, the months-long process to define the final form, detail the construction, and inspire visitors to consider ‘the habitat and inhabitant’ produced KSS’s 2016 Park(ing) Day installation, the Sidewalk Shroud.

A pop-up sanctuary for pedestrians to experience their normal commute in a new and profound way. Local landscapes can be rediscovered by manipulating space and light. This sanctuary offers the visitor brief pause from their surroundings; simple isolation from the urban fabric allows a refocused perception of place. 

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