Proposal for Pier 45
San Francisco, California
This mixed-use waterfront development, which predates the development
of San Francisco's Pier 39, was planned along a central view-oriented
pedestrian street that is wind-protected by surrounding structures.
The building arrangements are derived from mixed-use configurations
traditionally found throughout San Francisco neighborhoods - housing
situated above street-level commercial space.
The development includes 140,000 square feet of commercial space, a 350-room hotel, 400 living units, and 200,000 square feet of public open spaces.
The design provides maximum public access to the Pier and avoids conflicts between pedestrian and vehicular traffic by depressing areas to levels below grade.
Dramatic views of the City's skyline and the surrounding Bay Area are available to pedestrians and hotel guests from the entire perimeter of the Pier, and also from the central wind-protected esplanade between the buildings; all without compromising the privacy of hotel guests and residents.
The design was selected by competition from among a group of 5 firms invited to submit design proposals. The project was canceled by the developer shortly after the competition.