Sandra Vivanco, AIA, SEED
Hunters Point Power Plant

The former Hunters Point Power Plant (HPPP) was an electricity generating facility, fueled by natural gas, fuel oil, and diesel that ceased operations in 2006 and is now closed. The demolition of the HPPP and the subsequent remediation of the site to residential standards constituted significant milestones to the Bay View Hunters Point community. The objective of this project was to imagine temporary uses for 38 acres in the San Francisco bay adjacent to industrial neighborhoods such as India Basin. In order to achieve an appropriate program combination we interviewed neighbors, studied the local history and demographics as well as the historic precedents of instant cities.