Name

Longwood Gardens

Location

Kennett Square

Type

Institutional

Size

26,850 SF

Status

Current

Project nr

2211

Longwood Gardens, a 1,000-plus acre botanical garden in Pennsylvania’s Chester County, is beloved for bringing leisure, education and shared enjoyment to botanical beauty. Modellus Novus was tasked with extending the warm character of Longwood’s cultivated landscape to the Terrace Building, located at the heart of the gardens within woodlands and meadows. Looking to amplify the existing space’s intimate scale while improving operational efficiency and the guest experience, MN transformed the existing quick service restaurant into an open, casual, come-as-you-are marketplace with an elevated, cohesive dining experience. Through the deliberate blurring of exterior and interior as well as creating a vibrant, generous marketplace, the Terrace provides new opportunities for exploration and gathering.

The Marketplace is an open and exciting space to discover fresh food and plants, gather, and continue the experience of leisurely exploration that characterizes Longwood Gardens. The design of the space offers an open and low-fuss experience, with an emphasis upon simple circulation, clear layout of products and meal offerings, visible staff, and a sophisticated palette of natural, durable materials. Accommodating this new program, MN aspired to provide a space of revitalization for guests and comfort for staff alike, ultimately making indoor and outdoor dining an equally rewarding experience.

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New pavilions

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Scooter parking spots

3

Existing pentagonal skylights

14800

Square feet of louvers

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Hortus conclusus

2010

Year The Terrace became a Certified Green Restaurant

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