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Fairmount Water Works

Philadelphia, PA

Starting in the late 18th century, Fairmount Water Works provided Philadelphia’s fresh water. Abandoned in the early 20th century, it fell into ruin. When TLP joined the renovation team, we used the river’s power as our metaphor. Light flows through the structure’s lower decks, as the river once did, and radiates out to ll the site with life. Fiber optic systems minimize the impact on the historic fabric by illuminating building surfaces from tiny apertures of illuminators concealed in protected areas. Ceramic metal-halide lamps in post tops and concealed spotlights, and dimmer-controlled halogen sources in landscape luminaires extend the metaphor to pathways and garden features.

Lumenyte International Innovative Design Award, 2002
Grand Jury Project Award, Preservation Alliance, 2007


Philadelphia Parks and Recreation


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