Construction has begun on the 28 hectare Mission Rock project in San Francisco, which is being developed by the San Francisco Giants baseball team and American real estate company Tishman Speyer.

The first phase of the project includes buildings designed by MVDRV, Studio Gang, Henning Larsen and WORKac. It will include a total of 540 apartments, 51,000 m² of commercial space, a 2-hectare park as well as retail and restaurant areas.

When completed, Mission Rock will contain 1,500 rental apartments, 40% of which are affordable for low- and middle-income families, as well as shops and cafes.

The project between Mission Creek and San Francisco Bay is overseen by Chicago architect Perkins + Will and is estimated to create 13,500 construction jobs and 7,000 permanent jobs.

Image courtesy of Mvrdv

Nathalie de Vries, founder of MVRDV, said: “It is wonderful to see this project in progress as we cannot wait to show the result of what we consider to be an exemplary project.

“We were able to integrate various ideas into our own design that are of crucial importance to MVRDV, e. B. mixing functions, creating a diverse collection of apartments and adding lots of lively, green outdoor areas. “

The design of the 23-story MVRDV Building A is inspired by the rocky California landscape. The offset geometric facade leads to a public “canyon-like space”.

Mission Rock is expected to be completed by 2025.

Top image courtesy of Perkins + Will / Steelblue

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