The Façade Will Contribute To Achieve The LEED Platinum Rating
The new twin-towers landmark in San Francisco will have more than 1 million sq ft (around 95,000 sq m) of façade cladding engineered and produced by the Permasteelisa Group. Designed by Foster + Partners, the project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
Permasteelisa Group has been awarded a major contract for the façades of the Oceanwide Center in downtown San Francisco. The overall duration of the project will be around 4 years, from the design phase, all the way to the production and final installation; it will be carried out by Permasteelisa North America and by Josef Gartner in Germany and USA, with support from the Italian headquarters as well as other companies of the Group. The new addition to San Francisco’s downtown is a mixed-used development located in the Transbay neighborhood. Designed by Foster + Partners, the new development by Oceanwide Holdings will comprise two high-rise towers and provide the city with 1 million square feet of office space, 265 luxury residential units and a 171-key luxury hotel. The taller tower, on First Street, will rise 910 ft (277 m) and is going to become the second tallest in the city of San Francisco. The 61-story building mixed-use residential and office tower will have a 730,000 sq ft (67,800 sq m) curtain wall which incorporates recessed, stainless steel diagrid cladding, floor-to-ceiling high performance glass, and a custom aluminum profile, for a total of 11,500 units. The façade will contribute to achieve the LEED Platinum rating for which the building has been designed. The second tower, on Mission Street, will rise 645 ft (197 m). This elegant 54-story mixed-use residential and hotel building will have 300,000 sq ft (approx. 28,000 sq m) of cladding by Josef Gartner, in a modern interpretation of the traditional bay window buildings. The tower is characterized by its natural stone cladding that features unique “glass vitrine” windows, and is designed to achieve the LEED Gold Rating. “We are proud to be part of this amazing and ambitious project,” said Mr. Riccardo Mollo, CEO of Permasteelisa Group. “Its magnitude and advanced technical features make it almost impossible for anyone but Permasteelisa,” adds Mr. Mollo, “And it’s another wonderful opportunity to work alongside Foster + Partners on a very challenging and unique project just after the successful completion of the Apple Park in Cupertino.” Permasteelisa Group is a worldwide leading contractor in engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems. The Group brings its expertise to projects, in particular when dealing with Special Features Buildings, beginning with the design development phases all the way to the successful completion, achieving the customer’s expectations. Today, Permasteelisa is a global integrated Group present in four continents with a network of over 50 companies in more than 30 countries, generating a total turnover of around 1.5 billion euros a year. The Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide in its Engineering & Design centres and in the 10 manufacturing plants equipped with the most modern and advanced technologies. The mission of the Permasteelisa Group is to design and build innovative and avant-garde architectural works alongside the world’s greatest in contemporary architecture, by using advanced technologies and ecosustainable solutions. The quality of our architectural envelopes and interiors is guaranteed by our rigorous quality control system. Besides, it’s constantly improved through R&D in new design and construction technologies and through the use of innovative materials. The use of environmentally friendly materials and eco-sustainable processes, as well as our commitment in energy saving, protect the environment and make the buildings themselves more comfortable and efficient. Among Permasteelisa Group’s projects are some world-renowned
contemporary architectural works, such as the Sydney Opera House (the first building to make extensive use of the curtain walls), the Eight Spruce Street (a.k.a. Beekman Tower) in NYC, The Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street in London, the revolutionary Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the extraordinary Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
About the company
Permasteelisa Group is a worldwide leading
Contractor in engineering, project management,
manufacturing and installation of architectural
envelopes and interior systems. The group brings its
know-how and expertise to all projects, in particular
when dealing with Special Features Buildings,
beginning with the design development phases all
the way to the successful completion, achieving the