Twitch HQ, Downtwon San Francisco CA, completed 2018
photos: Bruce Damonte
collaborating executive architect: Brereton Architects
The new Twitch HQ occupies eight floors of the new 350 Bush building - a concrete and glass tower rising out of the historic landmark Mining Exchange Building in downtown San Francisco. IwamotoScott, teamed up with Brereton Architects, won the commission for the new 200,000sf headquarters/workspace through a competitive concept design process. Video gaming being at the center of Twitch's universe, we started the conceptual design approach with an initial round of design research and studies reinterpreting the characters, patterns and spaces of early video games. In particular, the low-poly geometry/aesthetic informed both the macro and micro scale design solutions for the new HQ space.