Hunters Point Shoreline
Area: 5.5 acres/
Location: San Francisco, CA/
typology: Public Space/
A years-long dialogue with a community informs the transformation of an industrial remnant.
The Hunters Point Shoreline is a new public open space born out of a far-reaching
Physically and programmatically, the half-mile-long park directly reflects priorities articulated by the community through the activities, events and workshops presented at
By understanding design as an act of empathy and translation, broad community priorities like “safety” and “tell our story” became specific programs: an outdoor stage for impromptu performances, a bayside classroom, and varied gathering places, all emerged from ongoing conversations with the community. The design process married groundbreaking community listening with an equally rigorous sustainability and environmental agenda. Ambitious goals for native plantings, bioremediation, sea level rise accommodation, habitat creation, and stormwater treatment underpinned our solution.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION SITE PHOTOS
In honoring the community’s desires and exceeding the client’s goals, Hunters Point Shoreline employs a material palette that speaks to the durability and massiveness of the site’s former use along with forms,