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SHoP Unveils Plans for New Uber Headquarters in San Francisco

SHoP Unveils Plans for New Uber Headquarters in San Francisco
SHoP Unveils Plans for New Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, © SHoP Architects
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SHoP Architects and Studio O+A have unveiled designs for a new Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Planned to rise on a 14-acre vacant site in the city's Mission Bay neighborhood, the 423,000 square-foot scheme will consist of two towers: an 11‐story tower at 1455 Third Street and a 6‐story structure at 1515 Third Street.

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The mixed-use plan aims to integrate itself into the dense context by programming retail on the ground floor and providing public amenities and streetscape improvements to the adjacent Pierpoint Lane - an intersecting pedestrian way. This will be enhanced by a feature known as "the Commons" that will encompass the building's network of circulation and gathering spaces. 

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"The Commons will form the essential circulation of the eleven‐story structure, crossing above Pierpoint Lane as three angling glass‐and‐steel bridges - an homage to the neighborhood's history as a center for shipping and commerce," describes SHoP.

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Inside, the building plans to move away from the open plan and work as a series of "small neighborhoods" that are accessed by shared support and collaborative work zones. 

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Up to 3,000 Uber employees will inhabit the facility upon its opening in early 2018.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "SHoP Unveils Plans for New Uber Headquarters in San Francisco" 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/636843/shop-unveils-plans-for-new-uber-headquarters-in-san-francisco/> ISSN 0719-8884
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