American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Peel 27

Citation Award

Unbuilt Design

Celebrating the idea of “welcome” and “farewell,” the proposal for the international cruise ship terminal lifts the public on an artificial landscape scheme—the same level as the ship to create a dialogue between the two, which would provide for local and visitor interaction.

Through the initial site analysis, it is apparent that there are very little public green spaces devoted for leisure in the Russian Hill and Embarcadero neighborhoods.

Peel 27 is a design proposal for the international cruise ship terminal on Pier 27, also serving other programmatic elements, based upon successful local San Franciscan commercial landmarks, such as the Ferry Terminal and Fisherman’s Wharf’s. The design uses the operational term of “peel” both on the macro and micro scale of the project to deploy different typologies which helped derive programmatic, structural, and systemic elements.

Leif Estrada + Jeremy Luebker
Leif Estrada + Jeremy Luebker
Leif Estrada + Jeremy Luebker
Model Construction
Leif Estrada + Jeremy Luebker
Design Awards 2012