In San Francisco’s emerging Mission Bay neighborhood, a new corporate headquarters for the mobility company Uber is taking shape.
Defined by a dramatic, breathing outer facade with low-iron glass and motorized operable units, and an inner facade consisting of thermally-modified wood louvers, the building is as innovative as the technology company it will house. Taking full advantage of the temperate Bay Area climate, the computer-controlled operable windows work in concert with roof-mounted operable skylights to allow fresh air into the atrium and reduce the need for mechanical ventilation.
In this 3 minute video, hear from SHoP Architects,Truebeck Construction, Josef Gartner GmbH and Permasteelisa North America Corp with insights on the design and delivery of the unique building skin.
Video courtesy of Permasteelisa Group