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Salesforce San Francisco Transbay Center

Project > 's wereld's grootste ecologische dakpark

Dit project realiseert 's wereld's grootste dakpark in het hartje van een van de spannendste steden van het westelijk halfrond, door een bestaand centraal station te transformeren in een ecologische motor.

Het ontwerp, ontwikkelt door Except samen met Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, gebruikt deze kans om de oude betonnen kolos te transformeren in een stadshub waarin een nieuw stadspark, waterzuivering, efficient transport en energieopwekking samen gaan. Biodoversiteit, gezondheid en duurzaamheid staan voorop in dit vooruitstrevend voorbeeld van stadsvernieuwing.

Het project is gestart in 2006, we wonnen de competitie in 2007 en constructie is gestart in 2010. Het project is hernoemd naar 'Salesforce Park' in 2017, en zal in 2018 worden opgeleverd. Volg de bouw hier.

This isometric diagram shows the vertical integration of services The park as seen from above The park seen as a visitor Diagram of the various activities and biodiversity of the park An exploded view of the structure of the Transbay terminal

From concept to execution

The Transbay terminal redevelopment was one of the largest architectural competitions to be held in the past decade. We worked with architecture office Pelli Clarke Pelli on conceptual design, presentation and visualization, made the case for a true ecological rooftop park, and won in 2007.

Finally, the world will be able to see that a rooftop park can be more than potted plants and a lonely olive tree, and become a true ecological entity, providing spatial quality, health benefits, economic value and biodiversity.

On September 20th 2007, the TJPA competition panel announced that we had won the competition in favor of Skidmore Owens & Merril and Richard Rogers. The project is currently being executed and will be finished in 2017. The construction status with cameras can be found on the Transbay website.

Celebrated Example

The transbay competition revolved around the replacement of the existing Transbay transportation hub, and the creation of a signature tower for the city of San Francisco. The environmental concerns were considerable, the development time short, and the stakes high. Pelli Clarke Pelli hired Except to jointly develop the conceptual design and the environmental concept. Together with our environmental engineering partner   Atelier Ten the Transbay design culminated in a globally unique proposition. Among the areas of involvement of Except were the main concept development, roof park, ecological system, water features, funiculars, main square, bridge connections and landscape design.

In 2017 the project was renamed the 'Salesforce Park', to be next to the 'Salesforce Tower' in a long term sponsorship agreement with the Salesforce company.

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