Along San Francisco Bay, 28 acres of vacant asphalt is about to give way to a striking new beacon of urban life on the waterfront. An international collaboration between world-class architects, Henning Larsen joins MVRDV, Studio Gang and WORKac to create Mission Rock, a mixed-use development that will serve as an architectural and social centerpiece for the city. A public-private partnership between the San Francisco Giants, Tishman Speyer and the Port of San Francisco, Mission Rock introduces 1,200 residential units, up to 130,000 m2 of office space, and 8 acres of parks and open space to the Mission Bay district, priming the location as a hub for waterfront picnics, bustling businesses, and new places to call home. Our 13-story Building G, the northernmost of the masterplan, draws inspiration from the striped basalt columns of the Devils Postpile National Monument in eastern California. Building G appears as a detailed rock face, a dynamic mass of stacked blocks and vertical sheers accented by lush green terraces. At street level, it reveals a textured natural façade that defines the storefront niches tucked among benches and flowering planters. The tower itself rises up from a fifth-floor mesa, crowned with wind-sheltered rooftop terraces offering commanding views of the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park stadium, the San Francisco skyline, and the Bay Bridge, stretching across the waters of the San Francisco Bay.