San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2014) – Woods Bagot has unveiled their design for 1200 Van Ness, a mixed-use development comprising office, residential and retail. Prominently located at the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Post Street, the proposed 265,000-square-foot building will contribute to the transformation of Van Ness into an active, vibrant 24-hour corridor.
“1200 Van Ness will capture the energy of both the new CPMC hospital campus on Van Ness and the revitalization of the Lower Polk Street neighborhood retail corridor, providing a mix of uses that connects and enhances both districts,” says John Britton, principal at Woods Bagot.
The development is composed of intersecting glass volumes containing commercial, retail and office space in the four-level podium and residential units rising eight stories above in a more slender tower. A series of strategically placed vertical fins wrap the podium along the descending Post Street facade, suggesting texture, scale and movement, as well as providing sun shading for interior spaces.
The set back of the tower allows for ample open space and building amenities atop the podium. In addition to an open green space overlooking Van Ness Avenue, the roof terrace design also includes a private garden reserved for residents and “garden residences” with private patios. The project also will include five levels of below grade parking.
Once completed, 1200 Van Ness will provide vitalizing residential development which will complement other existing residential buildings in the vicinity and re-establish this area as a core neighborhood destination. The project is currently under review by San Francisco’s Planning Department.
About Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot is a global design and consulting firm, with a team of over 850 people working across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. The firm’s unique ‘Global Studio’ philosophy drives unprecedented knowledge sharing and true collaboration across time zones, producing innovative, inspired and functional design solutions. Underpinning Woods Bagot’s knowledge culture is Public, the firm’s research arm, created in collaboration with leading thinkers and academics.
Specializing in five key sectors – Aviation and Transport; Education, Science and Health; Lifestyle; Sport; and Workplace – Woods Bagot’s diverse portfolio spans more than 140 years, a legacy of design excellence. The firm’s recent projects in North America include: Hakkasan locations in New York, San Francisco and Beverly Hills; Westfield’s North American headquarters in Los Angeles; and the Ward Village Sales Center, an award-winning renovation of the historic IBM Building in Honolulu.
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