Herzog & de Meuron Collaborates with Piet Oudolf to Design the Calder Gardens in Philadephia


Calder Gardens, Vestige Garden. Image © Herzog & de Meuron All artworks by Alexander Calder © 2022 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Herzog & de Meuron and landscape designer Piet Oudolf are collaborating to create Calder Gardens, which will house and display artworks by American sculptor Alexander Calder. Located between Vine Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, the 6,500 square meter site will house a two-story building, half of which is developed underground. Instead of developing the site as a typical museum, the team decided to transform it into a garden as an attractive alternative for the people of Philadelphia.

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