Philadelphia-based landscape architecture and ecological design firm Andropogon teamed up with Streetlife to realise custom seating elements for Drexel University Campus in Philadelphia. As part of an extensive renovation project, extra-long Longlife Benches from the Streetlife Collection have been combined with made-to-measure seating elements composed of Wood Top modules.
Drexel University’s Main Building dates from 1891, making it the oldest building on the campus. This iconic academic edifice is surrounded by the new Perelman Plaza, which forms a key part of a large campus renovation master plan. The new landscape design is the result of an extensive study into pedestrian flows between the different campus buildings. Various leisure spots have been created at strategic locations along the most popular routes, where seating platforms have been integrated with stone border walls by using the Wood Top System.
The Wood Top System is based on a single modular wood size. The flexibility of the system allows for the modules to be combined and extended freely along with rapid assembly and beautiful detailing. It offers architects a great deal of freedom in terms of shape and design. The FSC® hardwood Wood Top modules with mini Streetlock® comb fittings were delivered pre-assembled and fully integrated with the stone border wall. The seating elements offer an extraordinary visual appeal because of the staggered joints as well as the detailing of the integration with the stone base structure.