San Francisco Business Times — “'Bold' designs mark Giants, Tishman Speyer vision for $1 billion Mission Rock”

"The four-building plan from four internationally recognized architects — including three women-led firms — offers some changeups and curveballs from the typical boxy designs in nearby Mission Bay. . . .

The buildings are very different from each other but all use shorter podiums that work up to residential towers or mid-rise office buildings, varying in shape, building materials and colors. The structures stair-step or slope toward a public square — bringing to mind Dolores Park — or an expanded, reconfigured China Basin Park on Mission Creek and the bay.

Sure to garner the most attention will be Studio Gang’s and Quezada Architecture’s off-kilter residential tower. Its stepped podium leads to planted terraces and raked seating, offering views of the public square. But its tower is what stands: with floors askew, it resembles either the Jenga building-block game or rocky outcroppings of chert found around the city."


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