Scalloped Condominium Tower Tops Out in Brooklyn, New York City

As the tower tops out, the façade has come into view. © Tom Harris courtesy of Studio Gang.
 

New York City, United States 7 June 2019

The Studio Gang-designed 11 Hoyt has topped out in Brooklyn to its full height of 626 feet (191 meters), offering 481 luxury residential condominiums, with interiors by Michaelis Boyd Associates. The scalloped façade is composed of shimmering cast concrete and glass, animated by bays that appear to peel away from the building and change as sunlight moves across them throughout the day.

“The scheme reclaims a former parking garage site in a rapidly-densifying area, where the population has increased by 40 percent in twenty years.”

The Studio Gang scheme, designed in collaboration with Hill West Architects, reclaims a former parking garage site in a rapidly-densifying area, where the population has increased by 40 percent in 20 years. The design is set to transform the site into an elevated green podium anchored by a 770,000-square-foot (71,000-square-meter) residential tower.

The scheme’s green podium acts as a “fifth façade” for the building; an indoor-outdoor environment for neighbors to meet and interact among trees and gardens. As the scheme rises, the tower’s façade pushes out in plan to create expanded living spaces for the residential units, arranged in 190 unique floor plans.

As the tower tops out, the façade has come into view. It is made up of a series of bay window types that collectively create a distinct sweep across the exterior, while providing individual, unique layouts inside the residences.

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