SAN DIEGO – February 22, 2016 – “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 movement nationwide.
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 schedule a private preview contact 619.795.3612 or visit www.PacificGatebyBosa.com
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.