Awardee: CMG Landscape Architecture /Treasure Island Community Development
The completion of the Bay Bridge in 1936 triggered celebrations that lasted for days, and in 1939-1940 the newly built Treasure Island hosted the Golden Gate International Exposition which celebrated, among other things, the completion of both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. At that time, the Bay Bridge was the longest bridge in the world and it symbolized great technological and engineering advancement. The Field, an installation on the newly redeveloped Treasure Island, will celebrate the grand scale of the Bay Bridge and the majestic and heroic engineering that went into its design. Located in a future shoreline park at the southeastern corner of the island and directly adjacent to the existing East Pier, the installation highlights the sheer length and thickness of the 'eye bars' from the bridge, whose placement in a tight array reminds visitors of the unprecedented scale of the 1936 East Span. Encircled by trees, the installation provides visitors with a sense of discovery as they enter the park from the street or happen upon it while walking along the future Clipper Cove Promenade. The open eyelets tower fifteen feet above visitors walking below and solemnly pay tribute to their dismantled brethren. The Field creates not only a striking element when viewed from a distance but also produces an incredible, immersive experience for visitors as they weave their way through the steel forest.