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Old Posted Oct 12, 2019, 5:55 PM
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New Mission Rock Renderings and article:

Waterfront towers are coming to Mission Rock. They won’t look like you’d expect

The best word to describe the architectural thrust of the Giants’ huge Mission Rock waterfront project is — audacious.

The term runs counter to the approach of so many developers and architects who treat pieces of the city as product, little more. Instead, the team and its co-developer hired four adventurous firms that conceived a quartet of buildings ranging in size from eight to 23 stories that take their cues from local topography — complete with towers that would have eroded silhouettes and greenery spilling from crevice-like nooks.

Such audacity could backfire, no matter how cool the renderings might be. But the designs being filed with the city on Monday are both provocative and fresh, a promising start to one of San Francisco’s new frontiers.

Some great architects involved in this project:

The architects — MVRDV of The Netherlands, Henning Larsen of Denmark, WORKac of New York and Studio Gang of Chicago — were brought to San Francisco over nearly two years for series of workshops with local collaborators. They studied how to work with Mission Bay’s boxy “design controls” to deliver buildings that were functional, appealing and right for San Francisco.

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