Site: 160,000 sf No. Stories: 14 stories
Sustainable Features: LEED-NC (proposed)
At the western-most boundary of Downtown and SOMA, the surrounding neighborhood is characterized by small businesses, open lots, and office structures of monolithic proportions. The proposed residential project of 117 units with ground floor retail promises to bring new life and revitalization to the western SOMA neighborhood. The building design starts from a glass core wherein solid volumes are introduced to wrap, fold and weave around one another as they rise up. Incorporating the evolving residential node at 10th and Mission, the design for 1415 Mission addresses the varying heights of adjacent buildings by creating relevant transitions throughout the height of the building plan. The concept of a “Living Wall” is proposed for the south facing wall visible from 10th Street. As a new sustainable design feature, the living wall will incorporate vertical vegetation on the exterior while minimizing storm water runoffs by harvesting rain and providing natural insulation to the units behind the building wall. The design concept will create lively and diverse facades that enrich the surrounding streetscape.