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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Discover IGS’s previous coverage here to learn more about the project
Video courtesy of Cities of the Future