CULTURE CONNECTOR

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.

13 Food and Retail Pavilion
14 Boulder Play Garden
13 Cafe Terrace
12 Dog Park
Dog Park
11 Interactive Art
10 Library Terrace and Pavilions
9 Flexible Plaza
9 Flexible Plaza
8 Best of SF Kiosks
8 Best of SF Kiosks
7 Sculpture Garden
Sculpture Garden
6 Civic Center Playgrounds
6 Civic Center Playgrounds
5 Bold Graphic Paving Pattern
Bold Graphic Paving
5 Bold Graphic Paving Pattern
Bold Graphic Paving
5 Bold Graphic Paving Pattern
Bold Graphic Paving
4 Food/Retail Kiosks, Canopy
Food and Retail Kiosks - Canopy
4 Food/Retail Kiosks, Canopy
Food and Retail Kiosks - Canopy
3 Lawn
3 Lawn
2 Flexible Plaza and Fountain
Flexible Plaza Fountain
1 Garden Room
Garden Room
1 Garden Room
Garden Room
1 Garden Room
Garden Room
CITY VIEW: hover over elements to highlight plan features
View Brooks Hall
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Kiosks
Shed Structure
Shed Structure
Shed Structure
Shed Structure

PROGRAM: EVENTS + ENTERTAINMENT

SURFACE DIAGRAM

N-S GROVE STREET SECTION

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BROOKS HALL: hover over elements to highlight plan features

1 Garden Room

2 Flexible Plaza and Fountain

3 Lawn

4 Food and Retail Kiosks

5 Bold Graphic Paving

6 Civic Center Playgrounds

7 Sculpture Garden

8 Best of SF Kiosks

9 Flexible Plaza

10 Library Terrace and Pavilions

11 Interactive Art

12 Dog Park

13 Cafe Terrace

14 Boulder Play Garden

15 Food and Retail Pavilion

Click to See Ground View

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.

Framework Organization

Lawn

Planting

Kiosks and Pavilions

Benches/Social Seating

Public Art

Pedestrian Circulation

Culture Connector - Pedestrian Circulation

Event Capacity

Culture Connector - Event Capacity

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.

City Sanctuary - Public Life Activity Day
Weekday Lunch Hour: 12:00PM
City Sanctuary - Public Life Activity Night
Weekend Nightlife: 9:00PM

PROGRAM/ACTIVITES

Playground

Farmer’s Market

Restroom

Water Fountain

Cafe

Food and Beverage

Picnic

Barbecue

Games

Social Seating

Bench Seating

Lounge Seating

Active Recreation

Passive Recreation

Photo Point

Celebrations and Special Events

Demonstration

Interactive Fountain

Information

Outdoor Reading Room

Dog Park

Public Art

Ornamental Garden

Retail

Bart Station

Muni Station

Bus Stop

STATIONARY ACTIVITY

Eating/Drinking

Waiting for Transit

Accompanied by Pets

Passive - Sitting/Standing

Exercise/Play/Recreation

Commerce

Political/Religious Advocacy

Cultural/Performance

Civic Work

PEDESTRIAN & BIKE MOVEMENT

Existing Pedestrian Count Volume

Existing Bike Count Volume

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

GATHERING
1. Flexible Area for Large Events and Gathering
2. Trees and Planting
3. Interactive Features
DAILY USE
4. Supporting Everyday Uses
5. Recreation
6. Kiosks and Pavilions
= SOME
= MORE
= MOST

We want your feedback on the public space design options.