"Snøhetta's extensive experience with ambitious waterfront projects and its world-class architects' familiarity with San Francisco through their work on the SFMOMA expansion was a huge factor in our decision," said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. "All you have to do is look at what they've done for the new National Opera House in Oslo and the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt to see what is possible at Piers 30-32." And with that we learn that the Golden State Warriors announced yesterday that they are finalizing an agreement with the award-winning international architecture firm Snøhetta and Fortune 500 firm AECOM to design its new waterfront arena on Piers 30-32. The arena would not just host basketball games, but also about 200 to 240 major concerts and conventions a year. "We want to build a venue that is not only innovative by today or tomorrow's standards, but that will stand the test of time and befits the importance of the location," said Peter Guber, another bigwig for the Warriors. The renderings, we cannot wait to see the renderings.
· Golden State Warriors Announce Architects For SF Stadium [SF Appeal]
· Warriors Select Snøhetta And AECOM As Architecture Team To Build New Sport & Entertainment Complex On SF Waterfront [Warriors.com]
· SFMOMA: The Shape of Things to Come, Part 2 [Curbed SF]
· Welcome Home, San Francisco Warriors [Curbed SF]