Client : Related California
Architect: OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Fougeron Architecture, HKS, YA Studio
Transbay Block 8 redevelopment district will serve as the new transit hub for city, radiating from the Transit Center. The project’s design approach wored to open the site to the public while establishing a vibrant and livable urban development. A residential tower and two podium buildings mixed with retail space on the ground floors, are situated above a 3-level subterranean parking structure. Bound by the I-80 off-ramp and Clementina Street on the north, screening views of Caltrans’ infrastructure became crucial while reinforcing an inviting neighborhood scale with unit’s entry stoops and lush plantings to encourage a safe, friendly, and walkable street. A grand gesture connects Clementina with Folsom, the neighborhoods main street, allowing Block 8 and neighbors alike to discover more retail and open space through the site. Mixed throughout building levels, residences share a children’s play terrace, outdoor lounge and BBQ, and a community garden with additional gathering and dinning spaces.