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Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

United States Architecture News - Jul 22, 2020 - 13:44   1084 views

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

Studio Gang-designed MIRA tower has accepted its first residents in San Francisco. The new, 392-residence luxury condominium - developed by Tishman Speyer, has been completed in December last year and is ready to move in.

A set of new photographs has also been released by Tishman Speyer. Studio Gang first released design in 2018 and the 40-story tower topped out in April 2019. 

Located one block from the Embarcadero, MIRA’s forward-thinking architecture and interiors are designed by award-winning architecture firm Studio Gang. 

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

Image © Lester Ali 

MIRA features a distinctive, dynamic tower with large bay windows spiraling up the façade to offer sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline.

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

In an exclusive interview with Jeanne Gang, she emphasized the importance of providing a mix of housing to help create democratic cities that serve all.  

"MIRA differs from many traditional towers as it combines market rate and below-market rate units in one building." Gang explained how to design a building in the prime part of the city with 40% below-market-rate units integrated with the market-rate units. 

"It’s appealing to build in a city that values diversity and inclusion. I think San Francisco has created requirements for below-market-rate percentages because the city realizes the importance and shared benefits of having a mix of people living together," said Jeanne Gang.

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

Located on the 23rd floor of the 40-story, 400-foot tower (122-metre), the two-bedroom, two-bathroom models have been staged and fully furnished by Jeff Schlarb Design Studio

"Studio Gang designed the homes at MIRA to be a seamless extension of the architecture, and we’re excited to move our first residents into this beautiful community," said Carl Shannon, Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer. 

"Our homes offer fresh air, expansive views through panoramic bay windows, and create a dynamic façade that has transformed the neighborhood with Studio Gang’s groundbreaking, forward-thinking architecture."

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

MIRA offers bright, modern, and spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and townhouses with large bay windows. 

The community features amenities such as a courtyard, attended lobby, rooftop deck, private dining and lounge, a Jay Wright-designed fitness center, children’s playroom, conference room, dog washing station, valet parking for 340 cars with electric vehicle charging stations, parking for 150 bicycles, and over 10,000 square feet of retail at street level.

Located in the emerging Transbay neighborhood where SoMa meets the Embarcadero, MIRA will offer convenient access to the waterfront, the new Salesforce Park and Transbay Transit Terminal, and a wide array of retailers, nightlife, restaurants, transportation options, and sports and entertainment venues.

Studio Gang's twisting MIRA Tower accepts first residents in San Francisco

Each home features fanning bay windows and striking, sweeping views of the City or the Bay, and residents have access to amenities such as a courtyard, rooftop decks, private dining and lounge, children’s playroom, business and conference room, and a Jay Wright-designed fitness center. 

Virtual tours of all models are also available at this website.

All images © Scott Hargis unless otherwise stated. 

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