SHADE The Sidewalks
PREDICTIONS ESTIMATE THAT DAILY TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TWO-TO-THREE DEGREES BY 2050.
Expanding shade-giving infrastructure is a tool that will help cities reduce thermal load by up to 50%. Access to shade for the vulnerable in our society – children, outdoor workers, the elderly, and the unsheltered – is critical, quite literally the difference between life and death. Everyone needs and deserves access to shade.
Shade is a civic resource as well as an essential component of public and economic health.
TREES IN 2020
26 new trees planted downtown
SHADE equity COMPETITION
Our free-standing shade design competition in partnership with AIA challenges Texas architects to identify an artistic and practical concept for a “Shade Structure” that can be implemented by the City of San Antonio.
We seek a solution that is buildable and that addresses innovation, sun shading, night-time lighting, and all code issues related to right of way for pedestrians, and vehicles, including emergency vehicles.
The proposed Shade Structure should offer a clear, unique, exciting, memorable, and positive solution. The Shade Structure should be creative and evocative of the spirit and culture of the City of San Antonio.