Rising 23 stories above California’s San Francisco Bay, the newest tower in the Mission Rock development, Building F, is a showstopper with its green ceramic tile exterior and staggered terraces. The mixed-use building, which includes multifamily housing plus commercial and retail space, features glazed brick, assembled tile corners, and vertically and horizontally nested frames, where the cantilevered skin of a panel overlaps and conceals the frame of the adjacent panel.
Read more about this project in the Fall 2023 issue of Ascent.
The project’s façade is a hybrid, incorporating both precast concrete and a steel frame. Other materials were used as needed to optimize structural efficiency and aesthetic outcome, such as the prominent green terracotta tile exterior skin. Precast concrete panels are welded to the steel frame.