An Urban Site Becomes Innovative Park Amenity
The public space responds to a variety of site conditions and idiosyncratic edges with a series of a park “rooms,” divided by crossing streets, that are unified by circulation routes, color, lighting, and materiality. The spaces range from a recreation area to a beer garden, to a multilevel pavilion with retail and amenities. Each park room includes site-specific elements, such as a playful slide through the park’s topography and porch swings suspended from the overhead bus ramp. The park programming is distinctive – meant to attract people seasonally throughout the year, by creating a designed destination that draws visitors from around the city.
As a new park for an emerging neighborhood that continues to grow and change dramatically, the design provides interactive programs and urban amenities that will foster a sense of community in the Transbay neighborhood and attract visitors from greater downtown San Francisco.