The Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure, was designed by WRNS Studio, that Located within San Francisco’s Mission Bay redevelopment zone, this new seven story elevated parking structure serves adjacent laboratories and offices with 1,420 spaces. The north and east façades, which border a public plaza, are clad in perforated aluminium panels whose pixelation evokes California’s redwood forests and nearby foliage.
The south façade, adjacent to a heavily trafficked street, incorporates a steeply canted plaster wall that dramatically registers sunlight and shadow over the course of the day. A recessed ground level along the south and east elevations provides a covered walkway for pedestrians, and lightens the building’s mass by lending the façades the appearance of hovering above the ground.
The primary pedestrian access point is located at the building’s northeast corner, where an upper-level, multi-story platform provides views of the surrounding parks.