Tuesday, June 3, 2008
SF Transbay Transit Center
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will be responsible for the design of the TransBay Terminal and mixed use tower. Construction is set to be completed by 2014. The project will be located South of Market Street (SOMA) in San Francisco, CA.
They have really thrown the book at this project: high performance glass, natural ventilation, wind turbines, passive solar shading, gray water recycling, geothermal heat pump, a garden/park on the roof ...
The design is definitely in line with the other 'crystal palace'-type international high profile designs coming from Foster + Partners and Will + Perkins, and supports the public perception that green buildings are high tech buildings.
Nonetheless, it looks like a very exciting project, and is another chapter in the SF SOMA development saga.
More info at the official site here.
Images taken from Inhabitat