Twenty-five teams responded to a request for qualifications to design 10 acres of new parkland in the Presidio which will connect the Presidio’s Main Post with Crissy Field, the Presidio Gateway project, and the Presidio Trust has just announced the finalists.
The Gateway project also includes three acres of newly designed parklands adjacent to the Crissy Field Center, including facilities and grounds for youth programs.
The final five teams, their pitches, and examples of their work (which includes the High Line in New York, Tongva Park in Santa Monica, and Waller Creek in Austin):
1. CMG Landscape Architecture (San Francisco)
2. James Corner Field Operations (New York)
3. OLIN (Philadelphia/Los Angeles)
4. SNØHETTA (Oslo/New York /San Francisco)
5. West 8 Team (Rotterdam/Brussels/New York)
Each of the teams will be awarded a $25,000 stipend to develop its proposal over the next two months and their designs will be presented to the public in the fall. And speaking of the public, the Presidio Trust will launch an open “ideas competition” next month and is inviting the public to meet the five design teams at a forum on May 6.