OFF GRID 2: Horseshoe Cove Competition: Healing the Damaged Edge

Sponsor: The California Architectural Foundation

Language: English

Registration fee: none

Eligibility: all residents of California

Student Category
Honor Award – $2,500     Merit Award – $1,250
Professional Category
Honor Award – $2,500     Merit Award – $1,250
An additional Environmental Prize of $5,000 will be distributed to an accredited school of architecture in the State of California, to be named by the winner, to further sustainable design research.

30 July, 2009 – submission deadline

Mary E. Griffin, FAIA – Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
John King – San Francisco Chronicle
Hsin-Ming Fung, AIA – Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates
Mark W. Steele, FAIA, AICP – M.W. Steele Group, Inc.

Design Challenge:
A significant plot at the water’s edge along Horseshoe Cove remains vacant, damaged and undefined. This waterfront site offers a design opportunity to enhance the visitor’s experience of the San Francisco Bay. From casual bikers and hikers, to attendees at the Cavallo Conference Center, to the school children and families visiting the Bay Area Discovery Museum, a wide cross-section of the public is drawn to this location. A sensitive infill project that provides improved access to the water will only increase the appeal of Horseshoe Cove.
Suggested program components:
-Warming hut/shelter – minimum building program as follows:
-Café – counter serving line with simple warming kitchen area; Indoor seating for 30 people 2- and 4-top + counter; views to the water are
desirable. 2,200 net square feet (nsf)
-Cove shop – NPS gift and bookshop supporting Fort Baker programs, coordinate with Cavallho Conference Center, Travis Marina and
Discovery Museum; exterior presence and/or display windows desirable. 1,200 nsf
-Rest Rooms – male & female to Title 24 ADA requirements. 600 nsf.
-Water’s edge improvements
-Demonstration area – garden, art/sculpture, sustainability, alternative energy

Submission Requirements:
Each entrant must submit two boards (A and B), explaining their project. The specifications of these boards are as follows:
– two 30×40” at 200 dpi PDF format are required (5MB maximum size for each file to be used as primary files for printing boards),
– Two JPEG versions of the same files (72 dpi, 600×800 pixels each – 150K maximum size for each file to be used for online exhibition)
– a single detail/thumbnail (100×100 pixels), and a Microsoft Word compatible document containing project description text.

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