The Tunnels

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Student design for the unused Muni tunnels at Market and Collingwood Streets.

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The Tunnels

  1. 1. MARKET STREET AT COLLINGWOOD Marcia Silva, Caitlin Peerson, Jessica Gabbert November 2010
  2. 2. LOCATION
  3. 3. PICTURES
  4. 4. VISION  Increased aesthetic value  Productive yield of food  Tree planting to mitigate carbon  Water diversion
  5. 5. ASSESSMENT Two spaces, one located on each side of Market Street Sides are fenced and ground contains train tracks Sites are long, narrow, and have graduated depth at 9% grade  Northern site: 14ft by 217 ft  Southern site: 16 ft by 145 ft Surrounded by sidewalks on one side, Market Street on the other Homeless population also a factor
  6. 6. STRATEGY  Along walls of the sites:  Bamboo  Trellis & Raised Terraces
  7. 7. STRATEGY(CONT’D)  Groundcover:  Prunella Vulgaris  Galvezia Speciosa  Wild Ginger  Twinberry
  8. 8. STRATEGY(CONT’D)  Edible Plants:  Prunella Vulgaris  Cherry Tomatoe  Parsley  Chard  Kale
  9. 9. STRATEGY(CONT’D)  Trees:  Kiwi  Plum  Yew Pine  Magnolia
  10. 10. TIMELINE Phase 1: Clean Up Trash, Fill in low spaces Phase 2: Sheet mulch, Plants for soil development Phase 3: Assemble beds, trellis, pathway Phase 4: Trees & Groundcover Observe & Interact

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