Design Charette at Gensler San Jose

Last Thursday a number of community members and artists met with the Gensler San Jose design team to do a design charette where everyone was able to express and share their visions and goals for Fountain Alley. The ideas ranged from temporary to permanent, active to passive, and offered numerous options of interventions in the alleyway.

Some of the concepts:

  • Murals
  • Night market
  • String lights
  • Light art
  • Modular seating and structures
  • Gateways
  • Landscape and greenery
  • Shade
  • Urban art destination
  • A fountain!

Ideas generated will either be actualized in the pop-up (as best as possible) or noted as part of a greater public process on the community vision and goals of Fountain Alley.

Check out the photos below!