curtain wall of studio gang's twisting tower completes in san francisco

curtain wall of studio gang's twisting tower completes in san francisco

in april 2019, ‘MIRA’ — a 40-story tower designed by studio gang — topped out in san francisco. the project, which was first unveiled in 2018, will offer a range of luxury condominium residences with occupancy slated for early 2020. the building is defined by its distinctive bay windows, which twist up the façade of the high-rise to present sweeping views of san francisco bay, the bay bridge, and the city skyline. construction began in mid-2017 with the tower reaching its full height of 400 feet (122 meters) in april 2019. it has now been announced that the project’s curtain wall is complete, punctuating the skyline with its twisting silhouette.

the tower shown in november 2019
image © lester ali (also main image)



MIRA offers one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and townhouses — with interiors also designed by studio gang — all providing views through large bay windows. located one block from the embarcadero, on site amenities include: a courtyard, rooftop deck, private dining and lounge, a 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.

the curtain wall punctuates the skyline with its twisting silhouette
image © lester ali



to realize the geometric complexity of the project’s dynamic, white curtain wall, studio gang created a modular façade system consisting of families of units that repeat every 11 floors. the engineering process was adapted from the aerospace industry to achieve the flat and clean look of the curtain wall’s italian-made white panels. the curtain wall is a part of a distinctive, spiraling design that transforms san francisco’s skyline with large bay windows that twist up the building’s façade to offer residents sweeping views.

studio gang mira tower
the tower reached its full height of 400 feet (122 meters) in april 2019
image by jason o’rear, courtesy of studio gang



‘reinterpreting the classic bay windows of san francisco, our design amplifies the dynamic quality of the neighborhood,’ explains jeanne gang, founding principal of studio gang. ‘spiraling all the way up this 400-foot tower, bay windows create unique spaces in every residence that offer fresh air, expansive views, and changing qualities of light throughout the day.’

studio gang mira tower
the tower appears to twist as it rises
image by jason o’rear, courtesy of studio gang



‘with the final piece of MIRA’s curtain wall in place, we’re excited that the project can now assume its final form and add its remarkable architectural statement to the san francisco skyline,’ adds carl shannon, senior managing director at tishman speyer. ‘we are now one step closer to residents moving into this beautiful tower. we’re proud that everyone can now see what an architectural achievement jeanne gang has given san francisco in MIRA and are grateful to have the opportunity to contribute such a distinctive building to the community.’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

studio gang mira tower
the project offers sweeping views of san francisco bay, the bay bridge, and the city skyline
image by jason o’rear, courtesy of studio gang

rendering showing the development’s interiors, also designed by studio gang
image by binyan

rendering showing the scheme’s anticipated appearance
image by binyan

occupancy of the 400-foot tower slated for early 2020
image by binyan



project info:


architect: studio gang
location: san francisco, california, USA
developer: tishman speyer
project website: MIRA

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