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Permasteelisa Group awarded major façade contract for Oceanwide Center in San Francisco

 Permasteelisa Group awarded major façade contract for Oceanwide Center in San Francisco

Vittorio Veneto, Italy – August 03 2017 – Permasteelisa Group has been awarded a major contract for the façades of the Oceanwide Center in downtown San Francisco. The overall duration of the project will be around 4 years, from the design phase all the way to the production and final installation; it will be carried out by Permasteelisa North America and by Josef Gartner in Germany and USA, with the support of the Italian Headquarters as well as other companies of the Group.


The new addition to San Francisco’s downtown is a mixed-used development located in the Transbay neighborhood, at the corner of First and Mission Streets. Designed by Foster + Partners, the new development by Oceanwide Holdings will comprise two high-rise towers and provide the city with 1 million square feet (around 93,000 sqm) of office space, 265 luxury residential units and a 171-key luxury hotel.


The taller tower, on First Street, will rise 910 ft (277 m) and is going to become the second tallest in the city of San Francisco. The 61-story building mixed-use residential and office tower will have a 730,000 sq ft (67,800 sqm) curtain wall which incorporates recessed, stainless steel diagrid cladding, floor-to-ceiling high performance glass, and a custom aluminum profile, for a total of 11,500 units. The façade will contribute to achieve the LEED Platinum rating for which the building has been designed.


The second tower, on Mission Street, will rise 645 ft (197 m). This elegant 54-story mixed-use residential and hotel building will have 300,000 sq ft (approx. 28,000 sqm) of cladding by Josef Gartner, in a modern interpretation of the traditional bay window buildings. The tower is characterized by its natural stone cladding that features unique “glass vitrine” windows, and is designed to achieve the LEED Gold Rating.


We are proud to be part of this amazing and ambitious project”, said Mr. Riccardo Mollo, Chief Executive Officer of Permasteelisa Group. “Its magnitude and advanced technical features make it almost impossible for anyone but for Permasteelisa”, adds Mr. Mollo, “and it’s another wonderful opportunity to work alongside with Foster + Partners on a very challenging and unique project just after the successful completion of the Apple Park in Cupertino.”


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