An unprecedented collaboration between Bjarke Ingels, Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Gilles & Boissier and Enzo Enea, featuring the first US location of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Globally renowned Artist Es Devlin Unveils Series XI: Three Site-Specific Immersive Installations
Inspired by The Eleventh on display at The XI Gallery in New York City
NEW YORK, NY – April 24, 2018 – HFZ Capital Group, the leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, today revealed The Eleventh, a full-block, mixed-use development located between 17thand 18thStreets, 10thand 11thAvenues, that will be home to the first US destination by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Nestled between The High Line and the Hudson River, a new architectural accord is realized through an extraordinary collaboration and meeting of the world’s most visionary minds. The design team includes Bjarke Ingels Group, Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Gilles & Boissier and Enzo Enea. The Eleventh results in a new pinnacle of achievement and features ultra-luxury residences, multiple restaurants, innovative retail, an art space and a newly created public promenade adjacent to The High Line that HFZ Capital Group is developing in collaboration with Friends of The High Line.
To herald The Eleventh, HFZ Capital Group is unveiling The XI Gallery, a 12,000-square-foot exhibition space in the Meatpacking District, presenting the work of The Eleventh’s visionaries, through the artistic lens of Es Devlin, the renowned visual artist and global creative force. It will feature Devlin’s first ever site-specific art installation in New York, Series XI, comprised of three immersive works: “Egg” “Paper Stone Glass Water” and “Dance.” The gallery is located at 25 Little West 12th Street and will open May 14 with public gallery hours. It will also reveal The Eleventh’s residential sales program, later in May.
“The Eleventh is a signature development for Manhattan and a triumph of architecture and design, living, culture, and wellness,” said 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.”
The development’s design draws inspiration from New York City’s classic Modernist structures and cultural institutions, to create an architectural form that has not been conceived anywhere else in the world. Bjarke Ingels’ design features two asymmetrical 26- and 36-story towers, whose façades are comprised of travertine and bronze to make a bold architectural statement. The towers feature heights of approximately 300 and 400 feet and will be the tallest buildings in West Chelsea. The skewing of traditional skyscraper geometry allows The Eleventh to offer expansive panoramas of The High Line, Hudson River, Downtown and Midtown. HFZ Capital Group’s landmark will anchor Manhattan’s new West Side and add a dynamic twist to the new “Architecture Row” emerging along the Hudson River. It boasts remarkable buildings designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects including the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art, Jean Nouvel’s The Chelsea Nouvel and Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in addition to forthcoming buildings by Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick and Jeanne Gang.
“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. This mutual responsivity allows all residents from each of the towers expansive views of the city and river around them,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner of the Bjarke Ingels Group. “With its punched windows and gridded structural façade, The Eleventh echoes the pragmatic rationality of the neighborhood’s historic warehouses, while its sculptural geometry gives it a kinship to the local arts community. The past and present of Chelsea merging in a new hybrid identity.”
The Eleventh features two towers: The East Tower is called No. X, and The West Tower is known as No. I. Almost all of the ultra-luxury residences offer entirely unique layouts. No. X, the East Tower, will feature 87 luxury condominium residences with interiors designed by Parisian designers Gilles & Boissier. The eponymous husband and wife design team use timeless materials and handcrafted details to create elegant homes, that provide a sense of still tranquility against the dynamic backdrop of the shifting New York City skyline. The homes start at 100 feet high on the 11th floor and will sit above a hotel by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, a hotel brand that presents the next generation of hospitality, sustainability and wellness, and is an integral aspect of The Eleventh’s best-in-class offerings. While seated above the hotel, a separate, dedicated entrance invites owners through a private, beautifully appointed lobby off the residential porte-cochère, with Saint Laurent Marble Chevron Floors and Arabescato Vagli Oro Stone walls.
No. I, The West Tower, will feature 149 condominiums designed by esteemed design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Rich materials layer the transition from public to private spaces and tell a welcoming story with stone, travertine, wood and glass. Residents enter the Tower though a double height 23-foot lobby that feels at once grand and intimate with calming lounges, a fireplace and a sculptural desk made of basalt, travertine and bronze. The West Tower residential offering includes simplexes and duplexes on the 5th and 6th floors, which start at 50 feet high above ground level, and provide sweeping views of the Hudson River, while sweeping tiers of residences starting on the 7th floor rise from 70 feet high. The private porte cochère welcomes residents while the elegant courtyard by celebrated Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea provides an intimate serenity of outdoor space.
Owners from both towers 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. Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, the private residential wellness and leisure space include a state-of-the-art fitness center surrounded by windows with all equipment facing outward. The luminous “jewelry box,” a glowing glass-enclosed 75-foot ceremonial swimming pool, is the centerpiece of the wellness experience. The pool is inspired by marble-carved roman baths and is enveloped in “Houdini” textured glass, which provides the special effect of allowing light through while maintaining privacy within, adding an anticipatory quality to the space. The elevated experience of wellness also continues through a sauna, steam room and cold-plunge shower.
A lushly-appointed double-height Bridge Lounge between the towers features a bar, library, and a retractable movie screen, with intimate seating arrangements and stunning 21-ft ceilings. Also located in the lounge is the Bridge Sculpture Gallery which is appointed in wood and overlooks the courtyard through floor-to-ceiling windows. 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 unique culinary experiences. A dedicated teen room and children’s playroom offer specially-tailored spaces for every member of the family. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is exclusively handling sales and marketing for The Eleventh. To learn more, visitwww.thexi.comand Instagram: @theXInyc
ABOUT HFZ CAPITAL GROUP
HFZ Capital Group is a Manhattan-based real estate investment and development firm with expertise in a broad range of real estate disciplines including underwriting analytics, structured finance, investment, development, construction and asset management. HFZ is presently managing more than $10 billion worth of development, including more than 6 million square feet and 2,500 residential units throughout Manhattan. The company has a stellar reputation for restoring and preserving historic buildings as well as building ground up developments in collaboration with renowned architects and designers, such as David Chipperfield, Isay Weinfeld, Thomas Juul-Hansen and now Bjarke Ingels. For more information, please visit http://www.hfzcap.com
ABOUT SIX SENSES
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 13 resorts and 30 spas in 18 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Each property has a distinctive personality, but shares a commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose if to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. This award-winning approach extends to the urban concept premiering at The Eleventh in New York in 2019. www.sixsenses.com
Press Contact for The XI: Philip Ramirez, Optimist Consulting, email@example.com