Strong site-lines organize the 13,000-square foot space, with the brand’s signature glass-enclosed private offices lining one side, and a café by Jane and open workspaces on the other. In the center, an organic lounge is a place-making architectural feature intended to encourage both casual conversations and work meetings. A dramatic architectural canopy is built around three columns as a freestanding fanning structure that doubles as book and magazine shelving. The tree-like design serves as both a visual privacy screen to the conference room and work areas, as well as a containment of the lounge area. All areas were designed to allow natural light to filter in from multiple directions.
Also present is an innovative outdoor work terrace encompassing 1,500 square feet with views of San Francisco. The space is partially covered and heated for year-round, all-season use.
The color palette is a nod to its location amid the neighborhoods of North Beach, Jackson Square, the Financial District, and Chinatown. The various materials, textures, and colors were selected to contrast and harmonize with local architecture and culturally significant locations, including the Transamerica Pyramid, Coppola Sentinel building and City Lights bookstore.
Opening its doors in 2019, the new CANOPY exclusively features private offices – the first-of-its-kind offering of tailored offices– to meet demand, along with impeccable timeless design, a cultured and diverse community, and a serene, distraction-free environment for members to concentrate, connect, and do their best work.
CANOPY Financial District is inspired by silver, blue and earthy tones, where the mythical fog meets the sea along the coast, with the purity of the existing materials of brick and local timber. The natural wood flooring is Douglas Fir, which was commonly used 100 years ago when the building was first constructed; it is also used as siding and for the kitchen cabinetry, affording lightness and warmth. Original brick walls and rough ceilings have been painted a light gray and provide movement, depth, and inherent wabi-sabi and sense of calm. They are complemented by a slate blue glaze on the walls, painted the color of the water after a wave has broken and the foam has subsided when the sun shines upon the Pacific Ocean.