Construction is wrapping up at HFZ Capital Group's 11 Beach, an office to residential conversion in the Tribeca neighborhood. Once home to the likes of Miramax Films, the conversion of the 10-story building into residential condos is led by BKSK Architects. Thomas Juul-Hansen is overseeing the interior design of the 27 residences. Both designers have worked on luxury buildings both new and conversions throughout the city that tap into its historical industrial style.
On the outside, the light tan brick facades of the building's three street frontages remain, though the narrow windows have been replaced by new units that span two openings. Terra cotta replaces brick at the horizontal spandrels, which help to give the façade verticality as the remaining brick reads as vertical piers. A rusticated brick base and a new forged metal canopy will greet residents at the Beach Street residential entry. At the roof, residents will be able to take in dramatic views of Lower Manhattan, as well as access to a landscaped garden.
As part of the conversion from the deep floor plates of the 1910 office building, a courtyard atrium was added to provide further light and air for the residential units. The design incorporates windows of varying sizes punched into exterior walls clad in bow-tie, hand-glazed terra cotta tiles from Italy.
At the base of the atrium will be an origami-shaped glass pyramid roof that encloses the fitness center below, making for a dramatic workout space. The entry lobby will also feature views of the sculptural enclosure of the atrium. Besides the fitness center, other amenities will include an outdoor roof deck, children's playroom and storage rooms.
Residential unit types range from simplex loft residences at three- to five- bedrooms and triplex townhouses, with duplex penthouses at the top floors. Oversized glass casement windows allow for dramatic views of Lower Manhattan.
Construction is slated to wrap up sometime this year, bringing another restored piece of history to the TriBeCa neighborhood.
Architects: BKSK Architects; Interior Designer: Thomas Juul-Hansen; Developer: HFZ Capital Group; Marketing and Sales: Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Program: Residential; Location: TriBeCa, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.