FORD ASSEMBLY BUILDING: CULTURAL AND PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
A Bay Area industrial icon, this onetime Ford Manufacturing Plant has been transformed into a vibrant center for 21st century activity. At the waterfront end of the 525,000 square foot facility, the Craneway Pavilion and BoilerHouse restaurant bring a dynamic entertainment space to the adaptive reuse project. The site’s many desirable features – breathtaking Bay views, enormous floor space, remarkable natural light – make the venue unique in the Bay Area.
Remaining space has been repurposed into contemporary offices for a variety of occupants. The building’s industrial feel, comprised of a massive shell, steel sash windows, and floods of daylight, is preserved while being updated for modern occupancy. Interventions focused on customizing the facilities with extensive installations of lighting, furnishings, circulation, and a state-of-the art solar array. Now vibrant and buzzing with energy, this Bay Area landmark is back at work, ready to power a new wave of industrial innovation.
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