The XI Visionaries Gallery, a 12,000-square-foot exhibition space in the Meatpacking District presenting the work of One High Line’s visionaries: Bjarke Ingels, Enzo Enea, and Gabellini Sheppard. The exhibition features works by Es Devlin, renowned visual artist and global creative force. Designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, the sales gallery features model units from both towers as well as Series XI, Devlin’s first ever site-specific art installation in New York comprised of three immersive works, “Egg,” “Paper Stone Glass Water,” and “Dance,” conceived in response to the architecture and philosophy of One High Line (formerly know as The XI).
Michael Gabellini describes the entry as “a black decompression void” that doubles as a pre-function area for events. On display is Devlin’s Egg, a concave Manhattan map spanning 33 feet. Just beyond is a theater exhibiting mirrored film strips, each cell a sketch or massing study that led to Ingels’s final design. Titled Paper, Stone, Glass, Water, the work “surrounds the viewer with the source of the architectural thought,” Kimberly Sheppard says. Visitors passing through a lit scrim encounter a faux courtyard—an homage to landscape architect Enzo Enea’s contribution to the property—with a kinetic small-scale likeness of the towers’ asymmetrical twists.
This project was awarded the INTERIOR DESIGN 2018 Best of Year Winner for Sales Center Project.