new film documents BIG's plans for two twisting towers in new york
 

new film documents BIG's plans for two twisting towers in new york

a new film detailing bjarke ingels group’s first residential and hotel project in new york has been released. directed by lisa vreeland, the movie — shown at the top of this page — features the creative minds behind the mixed-use development, which is currently under construction between the high line and the hudson river in west chelsea. titled ‘the eleventh’, or ‘the XI’, the development is formed of two twisting asymmetrical bronze and travertine towers that are connected with a skybridge.

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all images by DBOX courtesy of HFZ capital group, unless otherwise stated

 

 

the XI comprises luxury residences, multiple restaurants, retail outlets, an art space, and, once complete, will be home to the first urban concept by hotel operator six senses. alongside 87 residences, the hotel will be located within the east tower, known as ‘no. X’, while the west tower (‘no. I’) will contain an additional 149 residences. meanwhile, in collaboration with friends of the high line, HFZ capital group is developing a public promenade adjacent to the elevated park. the scheme also boasts a comprehensive suite of private amenities.

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the project will be located along the high line at 76 11th avenue

 

 

‘the two towers transform and adapt to their surroundings and each other as they rise from the ground, reorienting themselves to respond to the high line, the hudson river and the surrounding arts district,’ explains bjarke ingels. ‘no. X’ will include condominium residences with interiors designed by paris-based firm gilles & boissier. the homes start at 100 feet above ground on the 11th floor and will sit above the aforementioned hotel.

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‘the two towers transform and adapt to their surroundings,’ says bjarke ingels

 

 

meanwhile, ‘no. I’ will feature 149 condominiums designed by gabellini sheppard associates. the west tower includes simplexes and duplexes on the 5th and 6th floors, which start 50 feet above ground level and provide views of the hudson river. sweeping tiers of residences starting on the 7th floor rise from 70 feet high. the private porte cochère welcomes residents, while the welcoming courtyard has been designed by landscape architect enzo enea.

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a skybridge connects the two buildings

 

 

owners will share an extensive resident-only amenity experience curated and designed by gabellini sheppard and six senses, as well as preferred access to the suite of amenities at six senses new york. the amenities space is located on the west tower’s 3rd floor and overlooks the hudson river. the private residential wellness and leisure space includes a fitness center and a glass-enclosed 75-foot swimming pool. other amenities include a double-height bridge lounge between the towers that accommodates a bar, library, and a retractable movie screen.

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the courtyard has been designed by landscape architect enzo enea

 

 

the bridge lounge also features a private wine tasting room with a dining area, catering kitchen and wine lockers as well as an adjacent social lounge with billiards tables for entertaining and culinary experiences. meanwhile, a dedicated teen room and children’s playroom ensure specially-tailored spaces for every member of the family.

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the welcoming entrance and lobby

 

 

to herald the project, HFZ capital group unveiled the ‘XI gallery’ earlier this year. the 12,000-square-foot exhibition space in the meatpacking district presents the work of the XI’s visionaries, through the artistic lens of stage designer es devlin. the gallery features devlin’s first ever site-specific art installation in new york, series XI, which comprises three immersive works: ‘egg’, ‘paper stone glass water’, and ‘dance’. the gallery is located at 25 little west 12th street in new york and is open to the public on tuesdays from 10am-2pm and on thursdays from 6-8pm.

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almost all of the ultra-luxury residences offer entirely unique layouts

 

 

‘the eleventh is a signature development for manhattan and a triumph of architecture and design, living, culture, and wellness,’ says ziel feldman, chairman and founder of HFZ capital group. ‘we are incredibly proud to collaborate with a roster of visionaries to offer an impressive array of residential and recreational experiences that have never been available in one location. the eleventh is a defining moment for HFZ and our partners.’

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paris firm gilles & boissier has designed the residences for the east tower

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residences in the west tower have been designed by gabellini sheppard associates

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a master bedroom in the west tower offers sweeping views across the city

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the lobby in the west tower is filled with natural light

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the fitness center offers views of the water

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a generously proportioned pool is also included

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the project comprises two twisting asymmetrical bronze and travertine towers

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the gallery will feature devlin’s first ever site-specific art installation in new york
image by nikolas koenig

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the XI gallery — ‘dance’
image by nikolas koenig

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