MVRDV has unveiled its design for a 23-storey mixed-use building in Mission Rock, San Francisco. Realized as part a masterplan developed by the San Francisco Giants baseball team and Tishman Speyer, MVRDV’s design is one of four buildings that were designed simultaneously in a unique collaborative design process that also included internationally renowned architecture firms Studio Gang, Henning Larsen, and WORKac.
Mission Rock Master Plan
Mission Rock represents 12 years of planning and community input to turn 28 acres (11 hectares) of asphalt and a windswept parking lot into an exciting new neighbourhood and community gathering point for San Francisco residents and visitors. The project is a public-private partnership with the San Francisco Giants, Tishman Speyer and the Port of San Francisco to build a waterfront mixed-use neighbourhood near Oracle Park.
Mission Rock is designed as a neighbourhood whose ensemble of mixed-use buildings will be tied together by the public spaces surrounding them and penetrating their ground floors. As co-master developers and general partners, the Giants and Tishman Speyer will design, build, lease and program Mission Rock. Phase 1, scheduled to break ground in early 2020, includes 4 Buildings: 2 residential (540 units), 2 commercial (550,000 square feet / 51,000 square metres); the 5-Acre (2 hectare) China Basin Park; and a Retail and Restaurant Space (85,000 square feet/7,900 square metres).
The Collaborative Design Cohort: MVRDV + Studio Gang + Henning Larsen + WORKac
The Mission Rock team recognised this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a unique destination that feels like it could only be in San Francisco, but one that San Francisco has never seen before. As such, it assembled a team of world-renowned architects to collaboratively design the buildings for phase one of the project. In other words, they created an “anti-master-plan master plan” where each building would have its own distinct look and feel but would complement each other and the surrounding environment – including China Basin Park designed by SCAPE. Source and images (1-3) Courtesy of MVRD.