The Heart of the Excelsior
Persia Triangle is located in the “heart” of the Excelsior District. The project was the result of a partnership between the “Pavement to Parks” program and the Excelsior Action Group (EAG). The Persia Triangle project transformed a dangerous street corner into an urban plaza, with three ‘parklets’ and a graphic crosswalk. The parklets provide a much needed resting and meeting place, that also serves to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety.
Fletcher Studio was commissioned to design traffic calming parklets, bulb-outs and chicanes, that also function as public space. The office designed custom modular corten steel planters and benches, which were fabricated by Nice Planter, llc. These planters were made at different heights and were planted with a great variety of succulents, requiring little to no irrigation. Fletcher Studio also designed custom paint templates which were used to paint a polka dot gradient pattern on the sidewalks and crosswalks. The templates were milled and numbered by Machinic fabrication. Finally, the planting was completed with volunteers from the community, the EAG and DPW.
Persia Triangle, San Francisco
Date: 2014 Completed
Size: 13,000 s.f.
Client: Pavement to Parks
Role: Landscape Architecture
Features: Pedestrian space, Parklet, Traffic calming