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Swissnex ‘Event Machine’ Parklet

Swissnex Parklet / Image by Stella Kim
Location: 730 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111  show map
Installed: June 2015 – December 2015
Designed by: Gehl Architects with ETH Zurich Urban Think Tank and students from UC Berkeley
Hosted by: Swissnex


Dubbed “the event machine,” the parklet at 730 Montgomery Street was conceived and designed by swissnex San Francisco together with ETH Zurich’s Urban-Think Tank, Gehl Architects, and urban planners from UC Berkeley. This modular stage can readily host public talks, panel discussions, workshops, screenings, and more. When it isn’t activated for events, the parklet offers passers-by an offbeat place to stop, sit, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Jackson Square Historic District.

The parklet is one of few in the city dedicated to content and conversation, not café seating. The parklet was the focus of an Urban Design Seminar class at UC Berkeley tasked with defining how best to use and program  public space.


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