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Krupp Park Amphitheater

Quakertown, PA

Client: Borough of Quakertown
Schedule: 2014 – 2015

Quakertown’s Krupp Park is located on the historic Krupp Foundry site. As part of the Master plan for the park, the former brownfield site was redeveloped and features over a mile of paved trails, landscaping, a fountain, public restrooms and concession stand, and an amphitheater. Nestled elegantly in the park grounds, the outdoor 1,000 SF amphitheater creates a striking focal point. It serves as the Borough’s premier outdoor venue for events, concerts and live performances, community festivals, and fundraising events for local non-profit organizations.

Rising up out of the natural landscape the masonry, cast-in place concrete, and steel structure is a dynamic reaction to the site’s historic character and existing context. The long masonry stage wall references the existing rail line by running parallel to it, while the sloped metal roof “hovers” above it. The structure’s composition of various materials contrast and complement each other, and create a changing backdrop as you move in and around the amphitheater. The cast-in-place concrete walls at the Main Stage serve as a “blank canvas” for performers.