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What to Expect from University of Penn's Perry World House

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[Photo and renderings via Naked Philly]


University of Pennsylvania's up-and-coming hub for international research and global policy, Perry World House, has begun to take shape with an expected date of opening in spring of 2016. According to Penn's website, the Perry World House will be "a hub for international exchange and activity … anchor[ing] Penn's global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating partnerships abroad." Naked Philly described the proposed development as "basically ... a paradise" for Penn students with an international focus and a keen eye for architectural details. The $17.8 million project will span roughly 18,000-square-feet and will feature 14 offices, a 150-seat "World Forum" for lectures and special events, 20- to 49-seat classroom, 50-seat flex space, and a conference room that will be able to accommodate up to 49 people. New York and Frankfurt-based firm 1100 Architect's designs for the project involve partially preserving the 164-year-old Samuel Sloan-designed Gothic Revival house, while removing the eastern half of the building and fusing it with a new building, creating a sort of built "collage." According to Hidden City, Perry World House was named after University Trustees and the project's major donors Richard and Lisa Perry


· Perry World House Taking Shape on Penn's Campus [Naked Philly]
· Perry World House [Penn University]
· Penn Takes "Collage" Approach To Preservation With Perry World House [Hidden City]