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Mission Creek Park & Pavilions

MISSION CREEK PARK & PAVILIONS

A lively ensemble of buildings revitalizes a disused freeway underpass to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle

Revamped a largely abandoned space, situated underneath a freeway overpass, into a recreational public park. Explored the program and setting for visual cues that could simultaneously reflect and elevate the context. The result was a distinctive construction method and material palette.The pavilions add drama and playfulness to the cityscape, serving as visual anchor points in the park. The pavilions’ translucent blue skins allude to the site’s nautical context, as their form and construction recall those of kayaks and other small watercrafts.

PROJECT:

DATES: 2007-2008
CITY: San Francisco
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 1,300 SF
MARKET: Community, Parks, and Recreation

SERVICES:

CHALLENGE: To revamp a largely abandoned space into a recreational public park.
SERVICES: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Docs, and Construction Admin.
RESULT: The pavilions add drama and playfulness to the cityscape, serving as visual anchor points in the park. The pavilions’ translucent blue skins allude to the site’s nautical context, as their form and construction recall those of kayaks and other small watercrafts.