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Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Complex & Waterfront Park, Piers 30-32

Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Complex & Waterfront Park, Piers 30-32

The Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Complex's design redevelops the existing Piers 30–32 on the San Francisco waterfront, near the Bay Bridge. The arena and landscape masterplan redevelop the paved piers into an active public waterfront space along the bay.  The architecture will allow visitors to see inside the Golden State Warriors practice facility and the arena during games and performances.  

 

Categories
Architecture, Landscape, Interior, Culture, Public Space, Master Planning, Social & Meeting Spaces, Retail & Restaurant
Timeline

2012 – 2014

Status

Concept design completed

Location

San Francisco, CA, USA

Typology

Stadium & Waterfront Redevelopment

Client

Golden State Warriors

Project Manager and Arena Architect

Manica Architecture

Landscape Architect of Record

SWA

The development creates 8 acres of open public space along the bay.  

Snøhetta's design proposes a 125-foot tall arena and concert venue wrapped in glass and slit along the side to allow for an outdoor concourse ramp connecting the arena to the surrounding public space. 

Pedestrians approach the arena from a large plaza along the bay on the southwest edge of the rebuilt piers. Terraced steps and ramps rise to a second plaza inside the site, with shops on the west and the arena concourse on the east. There is a strong interest in connections to the entire Bay area and creating a venue that’s accessible to the public in a multitude of ways.

Unique glass window design on eastern side of arena will allow fans to view the Bay Bridge from their seats inside the arena during games or events.

Just north of the arena sits a large landscaped area 45 feet above the bay with impressive views of the Bay Bridge and provides a gathering place overlooking the waterfront.