Virtual Depictions : San Francisco

Year of implementation: 
Added value of technology: 
Enhance publicness
Increase performance of public open spaces
Increase the production & co-creation of public open spaces
Technology applied: 
Synergetic interface
Typology of open spaces: 
Parks and gardens
Short description: 

Virtual Depictions:San Francisco is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol, commissioned for 350 Mission Building in San Francisco. The installation consists of a series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around it within a unique artistic approach to the building’s architecturally integrated media wall.
Virtual Depictions:San Francisco was conceived to bring a 21st century approach to public art and define the new poetics of space through media arts and architecture. Through architectural transformations of the media wall located in the lobby of 350 Mission (home of Salesforce), Anadol’s installation sought to frame an abstract, cinematic site-specific, data-driven narration. The media wall turns into a spectacular public event, engaging and activating the building’s interior and exterior spaces.
Anadol combined frozen data sets with contemporary architectural algorithms to create parametric sculptures that show how site-specific data sculpture can transform, create, expand and interpret existing urban spaces.

Why is it relevant as Cyberpark: 

It is the example of digital experiences that connect people to Places.

People involved in the project: 

Design Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects, Refik Anadol Studios
Client: Kilroy Realty Corporation / John B. Kilroy Jr.