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Presidio Trust Ends Competition for Cultural Center in San Francisco

05 March, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell



The Presidio Trust in San Francisco has ended the competition for a cultural facility within the park along Crissy Field, rejecting all three finalist proposals.

In a statement, Presidio Trust board chair Nancy Hellman Bechtle called the proposals “excellent expressions of generosity and vision for this iconic location. After much deliberation, however, we have determined that none are right for this landmark site at this time.”

But the trust isn’t completely shutting the door on the project. The board of directors has invited George Lucas to consider an alternative site at the Presidio for the filmmaker’s proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (rendering pictured above), which would house items such as his collection of populist art and props from his movies.

The board also expressed interest in “opportunities for collaboration” with another finalist, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The group proposed the Presidio Exchange (PX), a cultural center exploring the park’s heritage and the creativity of the Bay Area.

Additionally, the trust says it hopes to have discussions with the third finalist, Chora and WRNS Studio, regarding sustainability in the Presidio.



Presidio Trust Ends Competition for Cultural Center in San Francisco

05 March, 2014


The Presidio Trust in San Francisco has ended the competition for a cultural facility within the park along Crissy Field, rejecting all three finalist proposals.

In a statement, Presidio Trust board chair Nancy Hellman Bechtle called the proposals “excellent expressions of generosity and vision for this iconic location. After much deliberation, however, we have determined that none are right for this landmark site at this time.”

But the trust isn’t completely shutting the door on the project. The board of directors has invited George Lucas to consider an alternative site at the Presidio for the filmmaker’s proposed Lucas Cultural Arts Museum (rendering pictured above), which would house items such as his collection of populist art and props from his movies.

The board also expressed interest in “opportunities for collaboration” with another finalist, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The group proposed the Presidio Exchange (PX), a cultural center exploring the park’s heritage and the creativity of the Bay Area.

Additionally, the trust says it hopes to have discussions with the third finalist, Chora and WRNS Studio, regarding sustainability in the Presidio.
 


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