Oceanwide Center

Role at GGN: Project Designer (Design Lead, Kathryn Gustafson)

Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners, GGN, and Atchain

Foster + Partners, GGN, and Atchain


Foster + Partners and GGN

Foster + Partners, GGN, and Atchain

This development in the Transbay District of downtown San Francisco consists of two mixed-use high-rise towers; streetscapes, alleyways, and a pocket park; and an ‘urban room’ - a plaza underneath a tower with a +/-60 foot ceiling that fills a quarter of a city block.

The landscape celebrates First Street as the city’s original shoreline and Mission Street as the city’s first plank road. The drama of being ‘at the water’s edge’ is captured in the cathedral-like scale and exquisite materials of the urban room. The garden-like setting will feature lush, tropical shade plants, water-features, and light-toned paving to reflect light within the space.

INFO                                                                            Location: San Francisco, CA
Size: 1.4 acres
Client: Oceanwide
Completion Date: Ongoing   

TEAM                                                                            Foster + Partners, Design Architects
Heller Manus, Architects of Record
GGN, Landscape Architect