Three Winning Teams Imagine Sustainable Infrastructure for Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!

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Meeting Green. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

Meeting Green. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

On Friday, three winners of the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! design competition were announced following deliberation by a jury of sustainable stormwater infrastructure industry insiders at Drexel University on Thursday. Created by the Philadelphia Water Department, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Community Design Collaborative, the competition called for creative and sustainable solutions for Philadelphia’s stormwater management. Architects, landscape architects, engineers, and other professionals formed 28 teams to provide innovative means for urban infrastructure to transform the city. From nine finalists, three winners were selected, each responding to a different urban context (industrial, commercial, and neighborhood) and cashing in on the $10,000 prize.

Winner, Neighborhood – Greening the Grid
Meeting Green (Pictured at top)

Team Members:
OLIN, Philadelphia, PA
Gilmore & Associates, New Britain, PA
International Consultants, Philadelphia, PA
MM Partners, Philadelphia, PA
Penn Praxis
SMP Architects, Philadelphia, PA

Stormwater ReStore. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

Stormwater ReStore. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

Winner, Commercial – Retail Retrofit
Stormwater reStore

Team Members:
Urban Engineers, Philadelphia, PA
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, New York, NY
Spiezle Architectural Group, Trenton, NJ

Leveraging Water + Plants for Zero Lot Sites. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

Leveraging Water + Plants for Zero Lot Sites. (Courtesy Community Design Collaborative)

Winner, Industrial – Warehouse Watershed
Leveraging Water + Plants in Zero Lot Sites

Team Members:
Roofmeadow, Philadelphia, PA
In Posse – A Subsidiary of AKF, Philadelphia, PA
m2 Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
Meliora Environmental Design, Phoenixville, PA
SED Design, Blue Bell, PA
Sere, Spring Mills, PA

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