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The Cove at The Piazza Pool

Philadelphia, PA

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The Piazza is a beautifully landscaped, 80,000 sq. ft., open-air plaza, surrounded by three buildings, and is home to outdoor pools, restaurants, markets, and boutiques.

The Cove consists of a new garden-centered pool complex and the conversion of vacant interior space into a new fitness and wellness center. The triangular garden pavilions and three spacious pools now subdivide The Piazza into new peaceful retreats. The heated, sunken pools feature a series of swim-up areas to explore with grotto seating, partially submerged sun chaises, and an oversized hot tub. Adjacent private kitchens fully equipped with grills, sinks, and fridges accommodate al-fresco dining. Sun decks offer space to spread out while heat lamps and fire pits turn the pavilions into an all-season amenity to enjoy year-round.

The new vision for The Piazza introduces more landscape and creates a variety of welcoming public and program spaces. The design inverts the familiar forms and sensations of urban life into something unexpected, calming and cleansing. Conceptually, the primary material of the new landscape is light. Abstract and unarticulated garden pavilions chart the sun’s path – warming some surfaces, shading others, and projecting animated shadows. Water reflects rippled light onto the surrounding smooth surfaces.

The reimagined courtyard complements a new indoor spa, as well as the recently reappointed Piazza Apartments, just steps away. Inside, recovery-focused his-and-her spa facilities include high-pressure showers, dry saunas, stand-up light therapy and tanning, and state-of-the-art hydromassage beds, as well as a steam room and a reservable treatment room.

Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Urban Development

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2020

Architect

Digsaw

Project Amenities

The Piazza also includes an 800 sq. ft. stage and a high-definition, 400 sq. ft. Daktronics LED screen, making the space a hive of activity all year long with free festivals, concerts, dance performances, and live broadcasts of sporting events.

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