Building the Chocolate Garden
The Chocolate Garden was designed as a project of the Urban Workshop at Temple University in collaboration with the Village's Learning Through the Arts Program, and John & Kira's.
The Urban Workshop at Temple University is a design collaborative formed by faculty in the Architecture Department in partnership with allied disciplines to explore complex design problems that emerge in rebuilding neighborhoods in the post-industrial city. Its purpose is to engage the culture of urban communities in making places that are beautiful, sustainable, and humane.
Garden preparation and pavilion construction took place during the summer of 2012. We built a fabric covered pavilion roughly 10’ x 15’. A paved path and ground surface make it accessible and usable. Inspiration came from ordinary and natural materials.
Throughout the summer there were events including a ribbon-cutting ceremony.