San Francisco may soon get its first
In BIG’s bold design, two outer peaks and a hollow core unite three distinct programs. The two outer sections—a hotel and residence—meet at the middle, creating a theater and a hotel atrium, with a public space at the base. The firm imagines these indoor and outdoor hubs serving as marketplaces for ideas.
“This will be our first project on the West Coast,” founder and principal
Group I and BIG call the project a much-needed boost to the neighborhood, reviving its theater and preforming arts culture, while providing housing for city arts organizations, bringing 300 mixed-income homes, 250 hotel suites, and 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
In North America, BIG has designed the Beach & Howe Tower in Vancouver, the West 57th Residences in New York City, and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Pending a zoning variance for the structure’s 60-foot-tall height, the project is estimated to cost $173 million with a targeted completion of 2018 or 2019.