5 competing designs unveiled for Presidio Parklands in San Francisco

The Presidio Trust will announce a winning design in January.

September 11, 2014 |

Demolition of the elevated Doyle Drive viaduct—and a new tunnel replacing it—is freeing up more space with views in San Francisco’s Presidio Parklands.

To fill this new void, Archdaily reports that the Presidio Trust invited five teams to envision “kid-friendly” plans for a 13-acre portion of the site, all of whom have unveiled their designs last week after three months of working.

The five teams competing are: James Corner Field Operations, OLIN with Olson Kundig Architects, Snøhetta with Hood Design Studio, West 8, and CMG Landscape Architecture. The winner will be announced in January.

Here’s a sneak peak of the unveiled designs:

Your Gateway Park

By Olin and Olson Kundig Architects

© OLIN Courtesy of the Presidio Trust 



Presidio Point

By James Corner Field Operations

© James Corner Field Operations Courtesy of the Presidio Trust 



Arcs & Strands

By Snøhetta and Hood Design Studio

© Snohetta Courtesy of the Presidio Trust 



The Observation Post

By CMG Landscape Architecture

© CMG Landscape Architecture Courtesy of the Presidio Trust 




By West 8

© Team West 8 


More information about each can be found at Archdaily. 

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