October 16, 2013

BIG Architects Selected To Design Major Mid-Market Complex


Bjarke Ingels Group (aka BIG) has been selected to design the development of 950-974 Market Street, a proposed arts, housing, hotel and retail complex that could include a 250-room hotel, 316 residential units, 15,000 square feet of retail, and a 75,000-square-foot arts building at the corner of Market and Turk.


Working with the Thacher Family and the 950 Center for Arts & Education, Group I envisions 950-974 Market Street becoming "the gateway to Mid-Market" and "the culmination of a long-held vision for a thriving creative community in the heart of San Francisco that brings together the arts, technology, tourism, local culture and mixed income housing."

International 'starchitect' BIG picked to design Mid-Market complex [bizjournals.com]

First Published: October 16, 2013 9:30 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Wow. Interesting choice. BIG is a very conceptual firm with some pretty wild ideas. How about a ski area where you ski down the sloped roofs of the buildings to get to the lifts?

Not all that many completed projects, but they are certainly a bold choice. In some ways, I wish they were doing a Mission Bay project where some innovation is sorely needed. They have done a few very striking apartment buildings. http://www.big.dk/#projects-vm

I always complain that SF has really boring buildings, so this might be a pleasant surprise. Or a total disaster after going through the tortuous approval process.

Posted by: jlasf at October 16, 2013 11:35 AM

The choices of BIG for this site and Snøhetta for the MOMA expansion as well as the Warriors arena are bold moves that I frankly didn't expect out of SF. Way to go, City!

Posted by: OMN at October 16, 2013 12:21 PM

Yeah, I like that big.dk web site, cool stuff.

Posted by: 49yo hipster at October 16, 2013 3:14 PM

Is something ever happening with the Hibernia Bank near by?

Posted by: Marten at October 16, 2013 4:55 PM

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