Presidio Tunnel Tops is an exhibition tracing the genesis of the design for these new parklands in one of the most stunning locations in the world – at The Studio
Twenty-five years ago, Bay Area leaders, urban planners, and citizens were faced with replacing seismically unsafe Doyle Drive that divided the Presidio.
Thanks to the vision of landscape architect Michael Painter, the elegant at-grade Presidio Parkway is nearly complete, creating 14 acres of new Presidio parkland above two tunnels – and allowing the Presidio’s waterfront to be reconnected to its historic core.
Presidio Tunnel Tops is an exhibition tracing the genesis of the design for these new parklands in one of the most stunning locations in the world. Beginning with a request for proposals from design firms around the world, this complex project has been developed through in-depth consultation with subject specialists and input from the public. Groundbreaking is anticipated in 2018.
The exhibition includes images of the five original team submissions; renderings of the “before and after” views from key spots in the park; and highlights of the current design.
In addition to the acreage atop the tunnels, the Tunnel Tops site will feature Playscape, an outdoor area for play amidst the coastal dunes that will occupy 2.5 acres of the Youth Campus, home of the Crissy Field Center.
Filmed interviews with project participants and a summary of “what we learned” from the community engagement process will also be featured.
This exhibition at the Marin Art & Garden Center is presented through the generosity of the Presidio Trust and its staff.
Additional time info:
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Special presentation by lead designer Richard Kennedy:
Thursday Feb. 1, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (registration required)