11 Hoyt Provides Space For Nature And Community


11 Hoyt is a new residential tower designed to provide space for nature and community to thrive, vertically, within the densifying neighborhood of Downtown Brooklyn.

Designed by Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal of Studio Gang, and developed by Tishman Speyer, 11 Hoyt transforms its full-block site into an elevated green podium anchored by a 57-story tower with scalloped edges rising above it. Visible from the street yet buffered from its activity, the podium’s indoor-outdoor environment acts as the “fifth façade” of the building, increasing its sustainability while encouraging neighbors to meet and interact among trees, gardens, and other amenities.


11 Hoyt’s interiors, designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates, balances vibrant patterns, colors, and textures with a sophisticated mix of eclectic furniture that makes shared spaces feel like an extension of the home. The building offers 481 residences, ranging in size from studios to four-bedrooms. Michaelis Boyd has designed two distinctive apartment styles. The ‘Classic’ apartment favors a neutral color palette and offers a subtle canvas for the owner to personalize. For a fresh and refined ambiance, natural materials combine with sophisticated fittings and white oak wooden floors. 


The ‘Heritage’ apartments have their own unique character and style with dark, rustic stained engineered oak flooring, blackened metal screens, and an eclectic selection of raw materials and bronze finishes. The color palette is warm, inviting and designed to provide character and depth. In a nod to Brooklyn’s industrial heritage, the furnishings throughout were chosen for their materiality and capacity to age and patinate with the building over time, balancing Brooklyn’s history with the modern living of the 21st Century.


The project’s connection between inside and outside is furthered by the tower’s inhabitable façade. The building pushes out in plan to create expanded living spaces with built-in window seats framing eight-foot-tall windows, maximizing views of the neighborhood and waterfront, and offering glimpses of the building’s sculptural exterior. Migrating across the facade like the cusps of a wave in section, the scallops allow for more than 190 unique floor plans that accommodate a diverse mix of residents. Built of precast concrete, the scalloped facade units will be prefabricated and installed to identical floor plate and column layouts on-site. The compact footprint of the tower and the low height of the podium respect the site, privileging sunlight to the green roof and the street.


Artfully envisioned by Landscape Architect Hollander Design, the elevated park covers nearly 27,000-SF and offers areas for exercise and play—a fitness deck, an active lawn, a spa pool, a sundeck, a dog run, and a butterfly-themed playground inspired by the migrating monarchs drawn to 11 Hoyt’s flower gardens—and zones for relaxation and contemplation, including a quiet lawn and a wooded forest walk. An inviting outdoor lounge and private dining areas with barbeques offer additional spaces for neighbors to socialize. A palette of layered plantings provides year-round visual interest, from vivid Purple Coneflowers in the summer to bronze Autumn Moor Grass in the fall.





Tishman Speyer – Developer

Studio Gang Architects – Architect

Hill West Architects – Architect of Record

Michaelis Boyd Associates – Interior Design

Hollander Design – Landscape Architect

Renderings with courtesy of Binyan Studios



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