BAY MEADOWS WELCOME CENTER
San Francisco, California
The public life of the street is celebrated in Bay Meadows, a new urban community whose motto is “Life in motion.” In approaching the design of a temporary sales office for the site, BCV Architects sought to embody the place-making that is the hallmark of the new community now taking shape.
BCV adopted architect Robert Venturi’s strategy of declaring the small building a civic monument through the traditional western town move of creating an exaggerated façade, rendered here as a living green wall by Habitat Horticulture. The ever-changing nature of the green wall and the expansive front porch invites visitors and future residents to return and revisit the first toehold of the civic life of the community.