Solidity Pole Tend – San Francisco – Archmedium Competition
The platform is infrastructured with poles that come from the Firefighters world with diffrent application and usage, they become material to create a pubblic platform in which people can recognize the Fire Fighters General department and spend some sparetime. Theese poles become structure for the Fire Fighters Base and they form also the internal vertical distribution using spiral stair or descending pole, the facade is made using the elastic carpet also familiar to the firefighters world. The idea is to recall a circus and a playground place, to represent also the fun about the Firefighter important work. The depressed area in the middle of the platform is transformed into a “reflecting pool”, recalling the Washington DC one or recalling Central Park in NY, among the american most iconic monuments, in wich nature is surrounded by artificial elements. It can also be use by the firefighters and by the citizens of San Francisco as a swimming pool or to organize events on the water.
In the pubblic area (under the reflecting.pool) the poles are made as starting point to encourage pubblic street food market or celebration, there is just need to cover some areas, recalling the 1906 as a moment of solidarity among San Francisco citizens.
“Edwin Emerson recalled that after the quake, “when the tents of the refugees, and the funny street kitchens, improvised from doors and shutters and pieces of roofing, overspread all the city, such merriment became an accepted thing. Everywhere, during those long moonlit evenings, one could hear the tinkle of guitars and mandolins, from among the tents. Or, passing by the grotesque rows of curbstone kitchens, one became dimly aware of the low murmurings of couples who had sought refuge in those dark recesses as in bowers of love. It was at this time that the droll signs and inscriptions began to appear on walls and tent flaps, which soon became one of the familiar sights of reconstructing San Francisco. “