WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The water’s edge is a timeless, irresistible draw. We yearn to go there, to dip our feet and splash, to stare across the rippling surface, to contemplate. Horseshoe Cove, at the North foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, presents an opportunity to create a meaningful place to experience the water’s edge and explore the interface of urban, built environments with natural ecologies.
We have selected a small site that has been largely stripped of its natural characteristics, yet it holds tremendous appeal and potential. A growing volume of visitors comes to Fort Baker and GGNRA for year-round recreation and education. How can we best restore and improve this site to provide access to the edge of San Francisco Bay? How can principals of sustainability and biomimetics be used to create a place that enriches the visitor’s experience? Can restorative ideas be implemented on such a small-scale site, and could these ideas have broad applications on other small infill sites?
Register by: 07-15-2009 / Submit by: 07-30-2009