Client : San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department
Architect : Mark Cavagnero Associates/ Paulett Taggart Architects
The new Sava Pool replaced a neglected and deteriorating facility in Larsen park and the result is now the jewel of the Sunset District. The pool now serves the neighborhood as well as local schools for both recreation and competition.
The landscape design for the 1.48 acre site integrates the new building with its context in Larsen Park. To the north the topography embraces the building; the gently sloping hillside is planted with a tall fescue grass for a subtle transition to the turf of an existing multi-use field adjacent. A simple palette of native grasses and drought tolerant trees complement the modern building with soft textures and colors while promoting a sustainable approach to landscape design.