Yves Behar to Design Canopy San FranciscoWill Speros • December 5, 2017
Yves Behar will once again collaborate with Amir Mortazavi and Steve Mohebi for the latest outpost in the Canopy coworking portfolio. The second location will launch in San Francisco’s North Beach/Jackson Square neighborhood in spring 2018.
In addition to 11,000 square feet of premium Class-A coworking space, the contemporary environment will be equipped with a 1,500-square-foot outdoor terrace that overlooks landmark views of the city. The generously portioned layout will host 23 private, soundproof offices as well. Modular furniture and locally sourced materials and innovative technology will define the project.
Extending toward an in-house coffee shop, a semi-enclosed awning canopy comprising structural fanning trees will live within the generous space to provide an intimate environment, filtering light and noise, affording members a sense of comfort. An attached terrace will be covered and heated to allow usage throughout the year. Additional amenities will include a mother’s room, 14-person boardroom, private kitchen, three soundproof conference rooms, and a rotating programming series.
“Canopy Jackson Square is designed to combine spacious private workspaces with thoughtful social lounges for collaboration,” Behar says. “The design intent is to add a striking new idea for what work is within the North Beach iconic neighborhood. The triangular floorplan has private linear offices on two sides, with a central organic lounge space that functions as a social forest canopy made of a vertical and overhead fanning geometry and organic seating.”