PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

PRESIDIO GATEWAY COMPETITION

For the Presidio Gateway competition, SITELAB was selected to develop the urban design and programming plan for the new Presidio parklands for the West 8 Team. Working closely with landscape architect, West 8, artist Wendy MacNaughton and others, the team created a place of programmed activities to both honor the Presidio’s legacy as a military post for three nations as well as engage in the present (and future) communities. The team proposed programs that engage with the concept of service and stewardship, spanning from military history teaching tools to an outdoor ecology lab for youth camps. The Team’s proposal was a simple but bold gestural move: an oval lawn circumscribed by an accessible ramp connecting the two divided pieces of the Presidio, improving connectivity, establishing identity, building community, and restoring ecology—in a flexible frame that makes a memorable and instantly identifiable world-class destination, the new Gate for the Presidio.

The humble gesture inscribes a place that welcomes and engages, honors and educates, orients and amplifies—complementing, not competing with the inherent drama of the Presidio itself, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the City beyond.

Client: The Presidio Trust

Design Collaborators: West 8, Jensen Architects, Bionic Landscape Architects, Wendy MacNaughton