ENTRY  BART/Muni Market Street Entrances

LOCATION  San Francisco, California

OWNER  San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District & San Francisco Department of Public Works

FIRM  Min | Day in joint venture with TEF Design

San Francisco leads the way in changing how we might think of urban space. The Pavement to Parks movement (parklets), Sunday Streets, the Market Street Prototyping Festival, BikeShare, and the Better Market Street Plan are innovative, bottom-up projects whereby community members continually experiment with their city. Our design for new subway entrances along Market Street follows this movement, arguing that a system-wide approach to creating place is necessary.

Jury Comments: Love the idea and site specificity accomplished through the changeable “tail.” Applaud the design for incorporating and celebrating customizable public functions into an otherwise utilitarian project. Good case of analyzing a project brief and finding opportunities to make modifications to help the project fulfill a much richer urban agenda.