Public Markets Development
Robert Silman Associates
Flack and Kurtz
Fort Mason mixes current and new uses. The site is organized by the insertion of a cohesive architectural framework inspired by the site’s military-industrial past. The framework welcomes visitors, moves them through the site, creates new places, frames views, and reveals the richness of the place.
It’s easy to get to Fort Mason. New paths for pedestrians and cyclists connect it to the city. The F-Line brings riders into the heart of the site’s activity. For drivers, parking is easy—underground with direct access to Fort Mason Center. An aerial transporter gondola connects Fort Mason Center to upper Fort Mason and to the park. New towers, environmental graphics, and “lantern” buildings announce the site from afar, inviting visitors to new entry points.
Arts and Culture Programs are intensified and re-distributed across the site. Overlaying this, the San Francisco Public Market energizes the public realm — a promenade with new sheltering canopies and the first floors of Pier 1 and the Storage Warehouses.
Pier 1initiates Fort Mason’s redevelopment, reinforcing daily use of the site. The ground floor and covered spaces are a market for fresh produce and meats, prepared foods and crafts, and diverse places for waterfront dining. New arts-related education fills the upper floors of Pier 1.