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crane cove park

2016 Museum of Capitalism Competition Entry

Located on the waterfront at the intersection of 16th street and Illinois street on San Francisco’s Mission Bay, this design for a park at crane crove reconstructs the shape of the coastline after its historic whaling port was demolished and before it was developed into its current naturalistic form. Shipping containers inform the conceptual, symbolic, and scalar logic of the project. an 8’x8’x40’ block of extruded concrete occupies the center of the site, 8’x40’ concrete ground slabs are arrayed across the site in varying directions, and four actual shipping containers painted neon pink engage the water’s edge as public viewing platforms that dip below the sea and are capable of being occupied. Through its minimal formal interventions and historical engagement the project offers itself as a space for contemplation and perceptual tuning.