BIG SELECTED TO DESIGN MID-MARKET COMPLEX



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BIG is chosen for 950-974 Market, a mixed-use development including residences, retail, arts space and theaters in the heart of San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.
 
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Group I, in partnership with the Thacher family and the nonprofit 950 Center for Art & Education, is developing a project that could include a 250-room hotel, 316 residential units, a 75,000-square-foot arts complex, and 15,000 square feet of retail, according to a preliminary application filed with the city.

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“The selection of BIG as our design partner demonstrates the level of innovation and creativity we intend to bring to 950-974 Market in both its physical and conceptual forms,” said Ou, president of Group I.

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“This is will be our first project on the West Coast and having traveled extensively to the Bay Area since moving to New York I am happy that we now get a chance to help develop such a significant site on Market Street. It is an unusual combination of a prime location with a landmark presence with a great potential for social and urban transformation” says Bjarke Ingels.

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“We envision 950-974 Market becoming the gateway to Mid-Market. The project represents the culmination of a long-held vision for a thriving creative community in the heart of San Francisco that brings together the arts, technology, tourism, local culture and mixed income housing” reports 950-974market.com.