Police Administration Building marked as Youth Outreach Offices and a Community Center


Repurposing the Roundhouse into a small hotel or apartment building might be a no-brainer. The building's close vicinity to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the surround view of Franklin Square, the seemingly endless grid of unobstructed windows providing natural light, and the immediate proximity of both Chinatown and Old City all make living or lodging very attractive for reuse, or for demolition and new construction (despite the building's iconic shape and rile in the city's history, it isn't listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and therefore unprotected from demolition. However, we decided to go in an entirely different direction and wanted to extend the building's life serving the public, particularly with the city's young in mind. We propose renovating the cylinder closest to Franklin Square into office suites for youth outreach, counseling and educational services and outfitting the opposing cylinder into a community center.

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Ground Level Floor Plan

1.Information desk   2.Open Game Table Space   3.Classroom/Meeting Room   4.Storage   5.Open Multipurpose Room   6.Lockers   7.Coat Check   8.Family Restrooms   9.Mens' Restroom   10.Womens' Restroom   11.Existing Elevators

Second Level Floor Plan

1.Office Reception   2.Open Workspace   3.Private Office   4.Private Restroom   5.Storage   6.Kitchenette   7.Conference Room   8.Game Table Space   9.Game Table Space   10.Cafeteria   11.Lunchroom/Tabletop Game Room   12.Private Restrooms   13.Existing Elevators

Third & Fourth Level Floor Plan

1.Office Reception   2.Open Workspaces   3.Private Office   4.Private Restrooms   5.Storage   6.Kitchenette   7.Conference Room   8.Information Desk   9.Classrooms/Meeting Rooms   10.Private Restrooms   11.Existing Elevators