Perry World House: A New Center for Global Engagement

Perry World House is another project handled by 1100 Architects. The building is a part of the University of Pennsylvania which is located in Philadelphia. The building functions as a new center for global engagement at the heart of the university. Currently, the Perry World House is in the process of obtaining LEED Silver Certification.

The Perry World House

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In light of the Perry World House project, the architecture firm maintained a part of a historic house which was previously built in 1851.

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The firm decided to come with a new limestone structure for the façade.

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The end result of the project is a 17,400 square foot building that allows the affiliate from the university’s 12 schools to address international affairs in a cross-disciplinary way.

Innovative Structure Systems

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With innovative structural systems, the firm was able to establish open and flexible spaces as well as accommodating meeting rooms, classrooms, common areas, and offices.

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All these facilities are existed to encourage interaction and multi-disciplinary exchange among the students.

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Focusing on the building’s main core, there is the World Forum with a glass-enclosed atrium. It acts as a dynamic multi-use event space to hold lectures, seminars, and other special events.

Via 1100 Architect

 

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