This new ground-up office and retail project establishes a new urban edge at the base of the Potrero Hill neighborhood on the site of a former industrial recycling facility. The project comprises two, four-story office buildings over two levels of below-grade parking. The two “L” shaped volumes are separated by a courtyard, allowing a thru-block pedestrian connection to adjacent streets and providing a park-like amenity to the neighborhood.
Alternating frames of patterned sunshades and precast panels reduce the scale of the project and connect the block to the surrounding urban fabric. Tactile materials such as steel, wood, and glass are used to enhance the overall experience of the space. Spanning the two volumes is a sloping, trussed bridge that links the buildings together and provides a social gathering space.
Location / year
San Francisco, CA / 2002
Pfau Long Architecture Chong Partners (Stantec)
Principals in Charge
Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP Sam Nunes
Peter Cornell Chris Schabacker Susan Tam
David Yama Michael Wilson
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