UBER Headquarters Project Cover
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UBER Headquarters

San Francisco, CA | USA
Business Area
Permasteelisa, Gartner
ARCHITECTQuezada Architecture (QA)
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The Concept

At San Francisco Bay, in direct neighborhood to the new basketball stadium, the transportation network company UBER has started building its new company headquarters, composed of two office buildings for a total of up to 3,000 employees. The glass architecture aims to reflect UBER's open corporate culture.


Gartner will clad the two 55 m and 33 m high buildings in the south of the metropolis with highly transparent exterior and entrance façades and several skylights. The buildings are connected by two earthquake-resistant steelglass bridges. A unique feature of the new development is the special-purpose solution for the numerous glazed atria which are naturally ventilated via windows (4.3 m x 3 m in size) in the exterior façade.


To ventilate the semi-conditioned atrium space inside the external glazed envelope known as 'the commons' a transparent, steel-framed glazing system featuring motorized bi-fold units was designed. These operable window units, 3.0 m wide by 4.4 m tall, are computer-controlled in conjunction with operable skylights to maintain comfortable temperatures in the atrium and significantly reduce the need for mechanical ventilation. Among other particularities, the building features two earthquake-proof steel-glass bridges. These technically challenging bridge connections must be able to withstand earthquake-related movements of up to 762 mm.



The Project
Scope of Work

Unitized aluminum façade, skylights, 166 electrically operated windows, building façade, entrance façade, two bridges.

Technical Details

OWNER: UBER, San Francisco, CA

ARCHITECT: SHoP Architects, New York; Quezada Architecture, San Francisco, CA

CLIENT: Truebeck Construction, Redwood City, CA

FAÇADE CONSULTANT: Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C., San Francisco, CA

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