Waterfront Plaza

Groundworks Office’s challenge was to reimagine a technology campus situated along San Francisco’s historic Embarcadero. The existing campus was outdated and reminiscent of days when water was plentiful and Kentucky Bluegrass was en vogue. Our approach was two-fold — make spaces for people and deepen the site’s potential ecology. For Phase 1 of the project we introduced an entirely new planting palette to the campus. By using drought tolerant and native plantings, we reduced water consumption and maintenance cost dramatically.  In Phase 2 of the project we set about designing two peacemaking nodes for the campus. Each node received a custom designed bench, constructed of western red cedar and Cor-Ten Steel.  The bench references the neighborhood’s historic past and the working waterfront of the Embarcadero, rough, bulky but beautiful in its pragmatism and straightforwardness.

Metalco ArchInteligence

New in Product Library

Visit Product Library
List Your Products

Explore

  • Landezine Newsletter

    Best of Global Landscape Architecture in Your Mailbox
    Twice per month!

    Keep in touch!


    About Us / Contact
    Send us your project!
    Advertise
    Landezine LIVE
    LILA - Landezine International Landscape Award

    Privacy Policy
    Terms and Conditions



    © 2009 – 2021 Landezine
    +386 40 81 40 04
    info (at) landezine.com

    All rights reserved. All photos, plans and renders of projects on Landezine are property of a photographer or landscape architects mentioned within a specific project presentation.
    Watch Landezine LIVE Lectures
    See LILA - Landezine International Landscape Award Winners