New A’s stadium at Oakland’s Howard Terminal clears Senate and now progresses toward reality. Assemblyman Rob Bontas (D-Oakland) AB 1191 passed the Senate 34-0. The proposal includes a new ballpark to be built at the Howard Terminal in Jack London Square in Oakland.
Bjarke Ingels Group
Construction is underway for the unusually shaped office building at 2000 North Shoreline Boulevard, nearby the waterfront in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The project is a low-slung structure designed by high-profile architects; it is a collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios. Google is responsible as the developer and future tenant. Uniquely and in many ways true, Heatherwick Studios describe the project “as Google’s first bespoke office building.”
New renderings are out for Westbank’s Energy Hub, an innovative mixed-use tower proposed for 35 South 2nd Street in Downtown San Jose, with Bjarke Ingels Group’s design. The images were released with the launch of the Westbank Campus Website. The new website connects the firm’s five projects in San Jose with their master vision to get the Silicon Valley capital to the forefront of environmentally focused urbanization and offer solutions to address the climate crisis while meeting the demand for housing and workspace. The Energy Hub will provide shaded housing, retail, and office space just around the corner of the future San Jose BART station.
A preliminary review package has revealed plans for a dramatic rehabilitation of the iconic Bank of Italy Tower at 12 South 1st Street in Downtown San Jose. While the structure is currently actively operating as an office building, the ground level remains vacant. Plans include modern office space, outdoor terraces, retail, and a music venue. Design is by Bjarke Ingels Group and RMW Architecture, with Urban Community and Vancouver-based Westbank as developers.
New elevations reveal plans for a tower at 35 South Second Street, Downtown San Jose. The starchitect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is behind the design, which has a striking resemblance to a pair of trousers. The 289-foot tower will provide a large quantity of residential, office, and retail space around the corner from the future BART station and historic Bank of Italy Tower. Vancouver-based Westbank Corporation is developing the project.