Construction is moving quickly for Mission Rock, the multi-tower waterfront development by Tishman Speyer across from Oracle Park in Mission Bay, San Francisco. The first hints of vertical work were reported in spring, and floors started to rise for the future Visa global headquarters at block G by early summer. Now, the office building has topped out, with foundation work preparing for the vertical rise of the remaining three buildings in phase one of Mission Rock.
Tishman Speyer is responsible for developing in partnership with the city’s major league baseball team, The Giants, and the Port of San Francisco.
Parcel G is designed by Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects, also in partnership with YA Studio and Adamson Associate Architects. The office block has been fully leased to Visa as their new global headquarters. Henning Larsen is working in collaboration with GLS Landscape Architect. The project is aiming to receive LEED Gold certification.
Facade material will include sand-tone precast concrete with visible aggregate textures framing floor-to-ceiling insulated glass. Henning Larsen Architects write that the facade is “drawing upon the site’s legacy of industrial architecture… At the building entrances, retail storefronts, and terraces, teak wood is introduced to provide an inviting comfortable environment.”
The 210-foot tall building will yield 299,600 square feet with 283,320 square feet for office use and 16,280 square feet for retail. The building will offer 119 bicycle parking spaces along with 24 lockers and four showers.
Along with Visa Headquarters, three other structures and the new public park are currently under construction for phase one, parcels A, B, and F.
Parcel A, also known as The Canyon, will be a residential tower designed by MVRDV in partnership with Perry Architects with 103 low-income units and 179 market-rate units.
Parcel B by WORKac is an eight-story office building that is expected to host a biotech company.
Parcel F is to be a 240-foot tall and 255-unit residential tower by Studio Gang.
The waterfront promenade, called the China Basin Park, is designed by SCAPE in partnership with Miller Company and Min Design. The urban landscape will look across McCovey Cove towards the Giant’s Oracle Stadium.
At full build-out, the development is projected to contain 3.6 million square feet of floor space, with 1.7 million square feet of offices, 150-250,000 square feet of retail or entertainment, parking for 3,000 vehicles, and the rehabilitation of Pier 48 for a new use. Eight acres of public parkland will be opened, along with over a thousand apartments. Over two-fifths of the dwelling units are expected to be affordable housing for lower and middle-income households.
Following twelve years of planning, construction is targeted to complete phases one through four by 2026 if performed quickly. Phase one is expected to open between 2022 and 2023 at an estimated cost of roughly $380 million according to the building permits, delivering 537 apartments and over half a million square feet of office space.
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