The first images of a new construction on the San Francisco waterfront designed by the Heatherwick study.
The project, called The Cove, involves the redevelopment of piers 30 and 32, destroyed by a fire 36 years ago. The site, currently used as a parking lot, would be transformed into a large mixed-use area with a park accessible to the public. Designed to be as flexible as possible, the "Bay" in San Francisco Bay could accommodate various retail and community dining offerings.
A horseshoe that creates a natural inlet
The horseshoe-shaped design includes modular shed-like structures that span the water. the pitches of the roof of the 26 individual modules of the building vary, almost imperceptibly, to simulate a thin undulating profile of the water on the horizon. A striking and very beautiful effect that adds to the San Francisco Bay and to the city, already wonderful, an extra touch.
At the center of the project, a large square capable of hosting many activities. The landscape gently slopes down to the water with a floating area and boardwalk. Virtually a new body of water, to be used for a variety of different programs, including swimming or other water activities. The whole is completed by a floating stage or a cinema screen, which, if necessary, transform the park into an informal amphitheater.
Design and Environment at the highest levels
The innovative and widespread photovoltaic roof is the ideal completion of a completely wooden structure. A sustainable vision for a place that becomes a new totally electric, zero-emission San Francisco Bay. A new dynamic type of public space which can be a platform for a variety of community-focused functions. I find it beautiful, like the one in Denmark.