Kohn Pedersen Fox and Hirsch Bedner Associates Lead Team Creating
Iconic Architectural, Exquisite Interior Design and Skyline-Changing
Residences in ‘America’s Finest City’
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Cities magnify humanity’s strengths.” They spur innovation by
facilitating face-to-face interaction, they attract talent and sharpen
it through competition, they encourage entrepreneurship, and they allow
for social and economic mobility,” according to Edward Glaeser,
Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
An exciting transformation is taking place in Downtown San Diego, the
four-square-mile city dubbed “America’s finest city.” The development of
new parks, hotels, retail space and cultural offerings support increased
growth in the job market and more residents, in part through the
visionary North Embarcadero Esplanade Plan and Waterfront Park. This
area is emerging on the world stage as a prime example of the urbanism
In one of the boldest architectural statements Downtown San Diego has
ever seen Bosa
Development, the foremost leader in superior quality, luxury,
design-focused, waterfront residential living, unveiled new details and
renderings for Pacific Gate, its latest luxury residential building
located at the emerging gateway area called the Waterfront.
Pacific Gate, which just opened for preview, will be 41 stories tall and
will contain 215 two and three- bedroom residences ranging in size from
1,240 to 2,608 square feet. Two-bedroom residences are priced from $1.4
million and three-bedroom Estates are priced from $2.9 million. The
building’s estimated completion is scheduled for late 2017.
Nat Bosa, president, states, “My enthusiasm for San Diego and its
potential to be a true world-class city keeps getting stronger since I
first started acquiring land nearly 20 years ago. I want to give San
Diego some of the best buildings on the West Coast and I intend to do
that. Cities on the international stage offer beauty, culture, and an
authentic lifestyle combined with a thriving business sector. These
cities are further distinguished by Super Prime residential real estate,
which is defined by location, breathtaking views, iconic architecture,
exquisite interior design, and exceptional amenities and services.”
Pacific Gate’s architecture and design are unparalleled in Downtown San
Diego. The beautiful oval glass residential tower is designed by
renowned New York-based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, in collaboration
with Chris Dikeakos Architects, who created a landmark design that will
evolve the San Diego skyline and represents the future of the city.
The building comprises two-nested curved glass towers that will rise as
a single column from a three-story ground floor retail podium on the
north and west sides of the tower. Because of the building’s curves and
exterior glass, Pacific Gate will offer a different viewing experience
depending on the vantage point of the viewer, mirroring the fluidity and
transformation of the sea. The result is an elegant sculptural form with
a multi-dimensional effect that blends form and functionalism.
Residents will enjoy luxurious, custom-designed public spaces and
residences that seamlessly marry contemporary design using a blend of
craftsmanship, natural materials and technologically forward techniques
and materials — evoking the coastal vibe, all enveloped in the form and
flow of the building.
Pacific Gate’s public spaces capture the feeling of coastal calm and
sublime luxury. From white terrazzo floors, speckled with gray and
black, and inlaid with brass rings in the lobby, to custom-designed
walnut walls and chairs in “niches” on every floor, and the corridors
using custom-designed wool carpet, each component of the building’s
interior is unique and cannot be purchased “off the shelf.”
The distinct architectural design, details and lighting of the public
spaces also is applied to the residences, bringing the warmth from the
sun, sea and sand indoors. Each residence features expansive windows,
bright open layouts and spacious master bathrooms. The residences will
feature HBA custom-designed kitchens featuring cabinets with grain
matched cathedral veneer hewn from single lengths of wood, custom
kitchen hardware by HBA, quartz counter tops and state-of-the-art
appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele. Spacious master bathrooms with
polished stone floors and stone mosaic walls feature an invigorating
chrome Graff immersion shower system with rain and hand showers. The
modernist-style dual vanity has a honed stone slab vanity countertop.
Technology, from Everpure water filtration system to Smart Home allows
residents to automate climate, lighting and window treatments through
their phone or tablet and produce an unequaled experience in one of the
world’s most sought after coastlines.
Pacific Gate residents will also have access to amenities and services
frequently available at luxury hotels and resorts, including access to
Residents Only Guest Suite, Chef Concierge, Private Luxury Car Fleet and
Private Boat Share.
For more information and to register interest contact 619.795.3612 or
About Bosa Development:
Under the leadership of Nat Bosa, and backed by his 40 years of
development experience, Bosa Development has an unprecedented record of
success. With uncommon vision and well-considered planning, the company
has created thousands of homes, and proven to be a leader in the
industry. Bosa is synonymous with superior quality, luxurious
lifestyles, and exemplary locations. Its stunning properties continue to
make bold architectural statements and set new standards in locations
such as Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary, Maui, San Diego, Orange County,
San Francisco, and most recently, Seattle.
About Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) is a single unified architectural
practice focused on the design of buildings of all types and scales, and
in all geographic regions. Our projects, which spans more than 35
countries, include the world’s tallest towers, most varied programs,
longest spans, and inventive forms. KPF’s body of work has been widely
exhibited, is the subject of 13 monographs, and has won over 300 awards.
Driven by individual design solutions – rather than a predetermined
style – our mission is to create buildings and places of the utmost
quality and contextual sensitivity, providing a valuable impact on the
cities they inhabit.
The firm consists of 550 staff led by 23 principals, with offices in New
York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. New York serves
as the center of our design culture, and all of the Principals convene
regularly to ensure the cohesiveness of philosophy and share knowledge
about their work.
The firm’s recent work includes Hudson Yards in New York, Heron Tower in
London, the International Commerce Center in Hong Kong, Lotte World
Tower in Seoul, the CTF Financial Center in Guangzhou, China, and the
Abu Dhabi International Airport.
About Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates is world-renowned as the “Number 1
Hospitality Design Firm” by Interior Design and honored in 2014
by the Gold Key Awards, Hospitality Design Awards, International Hotel
Awards, Society of British Interior Design Awards and the European Hotel
Design Awards. The firm unveils the world′s most anticipated hotels,
resorts, casinos and spas. Leading the hotel design industry since 1965,
HBA remains keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends
governed by today’s sophisticated traveler.
The company′s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed
industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at
their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and
innovations, and influence design standards at a global level. HBA′s
ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards and enhance the
brand of a project’s owner and operator.
HBA creates the signature looks of today′s luxury brands, independent
contemporary boutique hotels, urban resorts spas, world-class
residences, restaurants, and casinos. From continent to continent, each
HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to
location, architecture, and client vision. With more than 1,700
designers around the globe in 21 offices and a recent expansion in
several locations in Asia, HBA is a true global company with more than
85% of its employees now outside the United States. HBA′s international
presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design
industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design
with each new project.
HBA offers its services worldwide in Atlanta, Bangkok, Beijing, Clark,
Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Macau,
Manila, Melbourne, Miami, Moscow, Mumbai, New Delhi, San Francisco,
Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
for Bosa Development
Karen Gee-Mcauley, 818-541-7724