Gallery: San Francisco to Turn Old Limo Terminal Into a Sea Lion-Friend...

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Hyphae Design Laboratory is designing a new project that will transform the limousine storage lot at San Francisco's Pier 27 into a year-round cruise terminal and local green hot spot. The Oakland-based sustainable design and consulting firm recently unveiled its latest vision at Architecture and the City Festival's closing night. Plans for the port include a terminal and a 2.5 acre waterfront park, as well as rainwater catchment systems, bio-remediation systems, a gravity-defying living wall, and space for sea lions!

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  1. Allison Leahy November 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Juan, thanks for your thoughts!

    While this project won’t be cheap, the shared-use facility will benefit the public and promises to become a beautiful symbol of how green infrastructure promotes better stewardship of San Francisco’s resources.

    PS-I love the solar cooking demos on

  2. Green Joy November 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    While people may argue that these types of projects serve nothing more than money sinks, there are so many advantages to them. Firstly, you’re making jobs, even if they’re temporary. One of the biggest advantages of this project is that it aims for a more natural area, allowing the local wildlife to regain some habitats. The area is also being developed allowing the community a place to come together and strengthen social ties. All in all a great project. Thanks for writing the article!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (

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