The design of 350 Mission, a new office tower in downtown San Francisco, is driven not only by environmental performance, but also the desire to spark social engagement. Its 50-foot-tall lobby creates a new public space for the city. Dubbed an “urban living room,” it includes a cafe and restaurant, amphitheater seating, and public event space. The corner of the lobby features a dramatic cantilever with 90 feet of glass panels that slide open and closed—blurring the threshold between the public and private realms. Overhead, a commissioned work of digital art by @refikanadol animates a 70-by-38-foot LED screen that invites people into the space. In its relationship to the public realm, 350 Mission is an experiment in the serendipitous interactions that occur in great cities.
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