Citibank - China Town

San Francisco, CA

Client: Citigroup

This specific branch services more Pacifi Rim customers than any other branch in California. The problem presented to us was one of security and attractiveness at the Automatic Teller Machines. The entry was hidden to patrons, at the same time an attraction for homeless people after banking hours. Our proposal was to create a garden space to soften the urban edge. Lighting articulates the architecture, at the same time providing needed security. Materials were chosen for their endurance to harsh urban conditions and to realize the garden scheme. Architectural features were reinforced with more secure elements to contain the buffer with the street.