Mission Rock Building F

Location
San Francisco, CA

Status
In Design

Client
San Francisco Giants, Tishman Speyer

Type
Residential, Commercial, Retail

Size
310,000 sf / 255 units

Height
240 ft / 23 stories

Sustainability
Targeting LEED Gold

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Located at the heart of the Mission Rock development, Building F is a residential tower designed to become the new neighborhood’s central social hub and community gathering space.

Reinterpreting the typical tower podium, the building’s base is carved with steps leading up to a mesa-like space with sunny planted terraces and raked seating. The terraces offer views of the activity in the main public square below. At ground level, shops and cafés bring their own unique character to their storefront, further contributing to the neighborhood’s lively public realm. The mesa also houses the amenity spaces for the entire neighborhood.

The stepped facade of Building F is designed to bring a human scale to the tower, accommodating a variety of public and private terraces. The ceramic cladding brings subtle variations in color and profile, further underscoring the character of Building F.

The sculpting strategy continues up the tower, where floorplates are carved back at the corners to create comfortable outdoor terraces that complement San Francisco’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Oriented and shaped to maximize sunlight and minimize wind, as well as provide great views of the surrounding city and Bay, the terraces continue the “community topography” begun at the mesa.

At the tower’s top, residents can relax, socialize and enjoy skyline views of Oracle Park and the Bay among a lively sky garden. Regionally-appropriate plantings creates an attractive place for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to visit, supporting healthy bio-diversity within city.

The tower's horizontal spandrels alternate in profile to tune the solar and wind exposure of units to their climate and orientation, while also providing views of the surrounding city and Bay.

In addition to designing one of the residential towers, Studio Gang facilitated the collaboration among the cohort of design architects of the Phase One buildings (including Henning Larsen, MVRDV, and WORKac).

Mission Rock will transform the industrialized area into a vibrant thoroughfare to a new waterfront park and Phase One will break ground in early 2020.

Consultant Team

Quezada Architecture, associate architect

Magnusson Klemencic Associates, structural engineer

BKF Engineers, civil engineer

GLS Landscape/Architecture, landscape architects

Heintges & Associates, facade consultant

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, waterproofing consultant

RWDI, wind consultant

Brightworks, sustainability consultant

Papadimos Group, acoustic engineer

The Fire Consultants, life safety consultant

Zachary Nathan Architect, ADA / accessibility consultant

Edgett Williams Consulting Group, vertical transportation consultant

Highline Consulting, building maintenance consultant

American Trash Management, trash management consultant

LANGAN, geotechnical consultant