Timber Valley is an interactive installation for the Central Market district. The fundamental goal this project hopes to accomplish is to encourage people to linger, explore the new community driven businesses in the neighborhood, and enjoy leisurely time in a space that feels inviting, clean and safe.
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_completed_market street prototyping festival 2015
#leah zaldumbide #jonathan argueta
_improve site safety
_modular assembly system
_designed for all ages
_timber valley 2.0
TIMBER VALLEY is an interactive installation for the Central Market district. Primarily, the fundamental goal this project hopes to accomplish is to encourage people to linger, explore the new community driven businesses (The Hall-beverages and meals ), and enjoy leisurely time in this neighborhood in a space that feels inviting, clean and safe.
A partnership with the local businesses at the Hall will play a large role in attracting people to the site of the project. The majority of foot traffic in this district comes from the public transportation hub on 7th street as well as people coming in to have a meal at one of the several restaurants closer to 6th street. The project will engage the flow of pedestrians from both directions.
The blocks can rotate to interlock with each other and to create climbable surfaces. In certain parts of the installation, the blocks are long enough to create amphitheater-like spaces.
mspf pop-up installation
We are interested in creating a link between our project's location and the other districts along Market Street. In order to impact the navigation experience on Market Street and encourage the public to visit the other districts, our platforms will incorporate a lighting display that will respond to trending hashtag topics on Twitter and Instagram.
At the end of the Festival, the people's interactions with each other and with the structure itself transform the installation into a new work of art. It becomes a performative space that reflects the theater culture, a space where the community are the actors creating an evolving sculpture through time and space with their participation.
Sustainability is one of the core values in our design since the very first sketch. #adoptAbeam program allows visitors and nonprofit organizations to adopt one of the eight five beams used to construct Timber Valley for their own creative use. As of today, 30+ beams are living across four different states in the US and the remaining beams are re-imagined as a permanent playground in Sunset, San Francisco.
The endless configurations defined by each individual visitors reveal the true nature of Timber Valley's design intent. By using recycled materials, modular scheme, and simple construction methods, Timber Valley ultimately promotes up-cycling design for visitors in all ages in an easy-to-deploy and sustainable fashion.