Rendering courtesy of Related Companies
Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City – a boutique condominium next to the High Line. Residential developer Related Companies tapped the famous architect to design a new condo at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea, and from what we can see so far, the 11-story structure is decidedly Hadidian. What do you think about the building’s super-futuristic form? Tell us in the comments below.
“We are proud to partner with Zaha Hadid Architects and to continue Related’s commitment to the very best in urban architecture,” said Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies. “This development will be truly unique within the city’s architectural offerings, and will pave the way for future architectural achievements on Manhattan’s west side.”
The Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street building is expected to have about 37 residences, each with up to 5,500 square feet of space. The luxury apartments will also have 11-foot ceilings and state-of-the-art finishes. The exterior of the condo features a sculpted, fluid chevron pattern-design that reflects Hadid’s signature style. Hadid is the founder of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and the first woman ever to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
“Our design is an integration of volumes that flow into each other and, following a coherent formal language, create the sensibility of the building’s overall ensemble,” said Hadid of her new design. “With an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighbourhood.”