Fort Mason Center Gallery 308
Gallery as Restoration Beachhead
Fresh thinking imagines a plan for reusing a former military base as a cultural hub; and a gallery sets the bar for future development.
Given Fort Mason’s spectacular location and enviable Golden Gate Bridge views, it seems surprising that the 13-acre former military base would want for a regular flow of visitors. As part of an international design competition, Jensen Architects partnered with Rotterdam-based West 8 and architecture conservationists ARG. After evaluating the site the team proposed the winning plan for a vibrant cultural hub energized by new uses and deeper connections to its natural setting.