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Pelbano Recreation Center

Philadelphia, PA
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BKP’s design for the Pelbano Recreation Center complex includes two buildings – a senior activity center and a separate, traditional recreation center – arranged on a shared site. The design establishes common open space for use by all members of the community. The senior activity center is organized around a skylit, triangular lobby and features a large multi-purpose cafeteria/performance space, physical fitness/activity room, arts and crafts room (with kiln), computer lab, and billiards room. A new National Federation of High Schools-regulation gymnasium anchors the recreation center, which also includes a weight-training room, office, and support spaces.

  • Client

    City of Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation

  • Cost

    $6.8 million

  • Size

    12,000 square foot senior activity center
    11,000 square foot gymnasium

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