September 4, 2014
Audience: Adults, Public
Event Type: Exhibit/Installation, Partner Event
For two centuries the Presidio was a military post—the famed defender of the Golden Gate. Since 1994 the Presidio has undergone a stunning transformation—physically and in its sense of purpose. Today, this 1,500-acre site at the center of the San Francisco Bay Area is a National Historic Landmark and a new kind of national park—a place of beauty, cultural significance, and contemporary innovation.
The New Presidio Parklands Project is a key event in this ongoing transformation.
As a portion of the highway that has cut through the Presidio for seven decades is being replaced with a below-grade roadway hidden from public view, an opportunity exists to establish a magnificent 13-acre landscape--called the New Presidio Parklands Project--from which the public can view and experience the Presidio, the bay, and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
In March 2014, the Presidio Trust, in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, invited five internationally renowned teams to develop design and programming visions for the landscape in order to spark a community dialogue about the future. We invite local and national communities to join us in this effort, and to share this experience with family and friends. The five teams presenting concept proposals are:
- CMG Landscape Architecture
- James Corner Field Operations
- West 8
The public will have two opportunities to hear these presentations--one at SPUR Urban Center (12:30 - 2 pm) and again at Observation Post in the Presidio (7-9 pm). The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q and A session. For more information, please visit: www.newpresidioparklands.org.
SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA