Project: Building 12
Award: Adaptive Reuse - Big, Silver, 2023
Location: San Francisco, United States
Architect: Perkins & Will
Client: Brookfield Properties
Set next to San Francisco Bay, this project transforms a dilapidated and potentially dangerous historic building into a high-performing and resilient new space that celebrates the past and future of manufacturing and creates a new community heart for the surrounding neighbourhood.
An important piece of San Francisco’s industrial history, Building 12 is listed as a contributor to the Union Iron Works Historic District. This rehabilitation creates a diverse and dynamic space, including a vibrant and welcoming new market hall with maker’s studios, offices and community gathering space. The design honours the time-worn tactility of the built-up steel structure and patinated siding while providing new interventions that complement these historic elements.
The new elements - the red entry portals with full-height accordion doors, the floating mezzanine, the grand red central stair and the catwalks that connect the new second level that flanks the market hall - all work to invite visitors to engage with the historic structure and with one another from many different vantage points.
Photo credit: Bruce Damonte
LEAD ARCHITECTS: Dwight Long, Peter Pfau
KEY ARCHITECTURE TEAM MEMBERS: Ariane Fehrenkamp, Senior Project Manager, Meaghan Dufford, Senior Project Architect, Bryan Harry, Project Designer
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Plant Construction, Matt Burdette
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER OF RECORD: Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers
- MEP: Point Energy Innovations: Alyse Falconer
CIVIL ENGINEERING: BKF Engineers
LIGHTING DESIGN: Tucci Lighting
ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS & WAYFINDING: DN&Co