at 6:30 pm
Event 7 to 9
internationally-renowned design teams will unveil their concepts for the New Presidio
Parklands, a landscape in the making that will connect the heart of the park to
the northern waterfront and create exceptional new views and experiences for
visitors. The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q and A session.
Opens September 5
Fridays to Wednesdays, 10 am to 5 pm
Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm
multi-media gallery showcases the design and program concepts submitted for the
New Presidio Parklands Project by five internationally-renowned teams. Explore
their visions through images, models, and videos. An Imagination Wall invites the
public to share their ideas, inspirations, and dreams for the site.
About the New Presidio Parklands Project
centuries the Presidio was a military post—the famed defender of the Golden
Gate. Since 1994
the Presidio has undergone a stunning transformation—physically and in its
sense of purpose. Today, this 1,500-acre site at the center of the San
Francisco Bay Area is a National Historic Landmark and a new kind of national
park—a place of beauty, cultural significance, and contemporary innovation.
A portion of
the highway that has cut through the Presidio for seven decades is being
replaced with a below-grade roadway hidden from public view. This creates a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a magnificent new landscape from
which the public can view and experience the Presidio, the bay, and the iconic
Golden Gate Bridge.
2014, the Presidio Trust, in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks
Conservancy and the National Park Service, invited five internationally-renowned
teams to develop design and programming visions for the landscape in order to
spark a community dialogue about the future.