All images on this page prepared by CMG Landscape Architecture with Kennerly Architecture + Planning and Gehl Studio.
A vision for an inclusive commons that prioritizes Ecology, Wellness, + Variety: an expansive tree canopy loosely frames a civic promenade from Market Street to City Hall and provides a variety of settings for art, commerce, and play.
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA: Garden rooms, including picnic and lawn areas, create a lively, verdant frame for a large gathering space centered on City Hall. A mist fountain provides an informal place to play during the day, but can be turned off during civic events.
FULTON MALL: Small kiosks with flexible seating support local merchants and restaurants, celebrating the ‘Best of SF’. A sculpture garden along the Asian Art Museum creates visual delight and adds plants that can support butterflies and birds.
Program + Use
These are snapshots of the variety and intensity of activity expected during a weekday at noon and a weekend at night.
UN PLAZA: A Boulder Play Garden provides a place for nature play, complementing a dog park on Leavenworth. Lawn games and interactive art in UN Plaza frame the civic spine. A bold paving pattern unifies the entire public realm from Market St to City Hall.
Considerations and Trade-offs
This plan will address all of the considerations below to some extent. Click here to learn more about each consideration
|1. Flexible Area for Large Events and Gathering
|2. Trees and Planting
|3. Interactive Features
|4. Supporting Everyday Uses
|6. Kiosks and Pavilions