PROJECT AT UC BERKELEY. URBAN DESIGN STUDIO. FALL 2013.
Site. Located in the Bay area, in San Mateo county, the site expands on one mile from the caltrain station in San Mateo to the bay.
Program. Redesign the area around the station, the streets, plot division as well as the area around the creek till the bay shore.
Intention.Thinking of the future by going back to the roots; enhance density around the San Mateo Historical core with higher buildings and narrower streets. Then, create a more bike and pedestrian friendly area by having two streets that are not accessible for cars. The creek is also thought off as a public space that plays the role of a buffer zone for sea level rise and creates a promenade from the station to the bay.