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MVRDV’s Mission Rock Tower broke ground in San Francisco

Construction works were broken on one MVRDV– designed at Mission Rock in San Francisco, a multistage master plan that will turn nearly 30 acres of asphalt into a sustainable, community-minded mixed residential and community hub. MVRDV’s LEED Gold Search Block – known as Building A – is one of four Mission Rock Phase 1 buildings designed by renowned architectural firms and the second of four. construction begins. Building A is inspired by the California landscape for its steps and canyon-like spaces. It will offer a combination of apartments, offices, retail space and public spaces.

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Developed by the San Francisco Giants and Tishman Speyer in a public-private partnership with the Port of San Francisco, Mission Park aims to provide a mixed-use waterfront area near Oracle Park. MVRDV designs Building A in collaboration with three architectural offices – Studio Gang, Henning Larsen and WORKac – was selected to design another Mission Rock’s Phase 1 backpack.

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Aerial image of the site

Located near the entrance of Mission Rock via the 3rd Street Bridge, the MVRDV residence will connect the landscape from the China Basin Park via a 23-story tower and into the heart of the Mission Rock master plan via a street like canyon that is accessible to the public and internally. The project’s combination of low and high-rise buildings will provide 395,000 square feet of space for mixed use the program, which includes a diverse collection of rooftop apartments, vibrant outdoor space and approximately 58,000 square feet of office space. The ground floor retail shops and restaurants will activate the street landscape.

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render of brown towers with staggered walls

Make LEED Gold MVRDV’s certification, transformative design of what is currently a bit of bitumen, including an old parking lot, follows a “holistic sustainability strategy” that includes lots of greenery along an alley-like space mountains, roofs and balconies of houses. On-site bicycle parking will be integrated underground, and a support space will also be created for the County’s Energy Efficient System.


Images via Pixelflakes, MVRDV, Rinaldi Group LLC and Binyan Studios



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