Gratefish Storm Drain

Honor Award

This design for San Francisco's streets was meant to solve the ongoing problem of people dumping automobile oil into the storm drains and polluting San Francisco Bay. Stenciled warnings near existing drains, the designer felt, need constant maintenance and do little to deter people who already know they shouldn't dump. The proposed grate, shaped like a fish, would graphically challenge people by making their dirty deed concrete: dumping oil on a fish.


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Design Firm: 

Mauk Design


Grate Drains

Location City: 

San Francisco

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Design Team: 

Mitchell Mauk, Laurence Raines





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