The present day Fillmore District lacks the community identity it once enjoyed: jazz. Community identity is the main characteristic a district in San Francisco must have in order to endure in its great city. Therefore, there is a must for developing spaces along Fillmore Street for the neighborhood to use for jazz entertainment. A so-called 24-hour promenade, where people can go for such means as shopping and working during the day and be entertained by the jazz clubs at night. Fillmore Street can become an inviting location for the community to want to go to for restaurants, stores, and cultural facilities. A place to be able to meet new people, or even visit with old friends, with the intention of giving the community a reason to do more activities in their own neighborhood.
The historical landmark and surrounding block on Fillmore Street between Turk Street and Golden Gate Avenue can provide an opportunity to develop a different type of Entertainment Square. A centralized area where the community is an integral part of the jazz experience, and where the experiences of jazz and the community intertwine in a unique way. To do this it is necessary to create new multifunctional
buildings and to redesign the existing building to enable multiple uses for defining a piazza. Providing for the community a plaza that will be utilized all day long and not just under the normal hours of operation. Designating certain activities that can give encouragement to the next generation in welcoming the community to the new Fillmore District entertainment square, time warping you back to the era of a once thriving neighborhood.
Status: School Project
Location: San Francisco, CA, US