This mixed-use development has two components: a residential and retail development including a 39-story, 396 foot tall tower with mid-rise podium elements at the corner of Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Minutes away from the high-traffic U.S. 101 highway, the wind circulation from transit ramps were redirected towards the site. BŌK Modern partnered with Skidmore Owings + Merill to create an unprecedented commercial wind canopy to shield these wind loads with a state-of-the-art design.
Originally asked for infill panels within a steel structure, BŌK Modern combatted tons-worth of structural steel costs through value-engineering and strengthening our metal systems by weaving canopy panels together. With leading competitive advantage, cost-efficiency, material waste reduction, and structural advantages of eliminating loads of secondary structures, BŌK Modern served as a strategic partner and problem-solver in this complex mixed-use project. Through seamless install where sub-units were bolted, this project became a groundbreaking 40-foot deep canopy with 0 structural steel.
As the client envisioned futuristic canopies amidst one of the most cultured and bustling neighborhoods in San Francisco, the 1500 Mission Canopy showcases engineering ingenuity: no brackets, only formed metal. Now one of the most popular products from BŌK Modern, sunshade canopies refract natural light, are a play-on context, and compliment the environment.
Product System Used
- Custom Wind Canopies
Custom canopies can be designed for commercial or residential uses to withstand major windloads caused by engineering, transit, or building circulation. BŌK Modern can implement unique installation techniques and custom designs for unique project needs, mounted vertically or horizontally. Depending on projection, the panels can be either cantilevered out from the structure with simple brackets or provided with additional support using a cable or rod and clevis attachments. The patterns of light and shadow project depth through a wide selection of patterns.
|1500 Mission, To be completed 2020
|SOM (canopy design), HKS
|San Francisco, CA, United States
|BŌK Modern , SOM, Mark Schwettmann
|Kynar – Pewter Silver
|Application and use in Construction
|Commercial Wind Canopies
|Trusses (triangular panels)
|Type of Metal
|Redirect wind circulation