Architect: Olson kundig
Photography: Matthew millman photo
ocated at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, the Bay Area Discovery Museum features outdoor and indoor exhibition spaces and programming for children. The design team worked to develop an approach that paid homage to the historic grove of eucalyptus trees on site—inspired by everything from the seed pods peppered around the ground plane to the tapering form of the leaves.
The museum is housed at Fort Baker, a former World War I military base, now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a significant site where a children’s programming space would rarely be developed. The Master Plan and the requalification of the entire campus is the work of Olson Kundig, in collaboration with @sdisf – a work that honors architectural and historical integrity, with a focus on the child, and that already marks 350 thousand annual visits.
•Architect: Olson kundig
•Photography: Matthew millman photo