Two show apartments have just opened inside Zaha Hadid Architect’s new residential building in New York City’s bustling art district Chelsea.
Developed by Related Companies, the 11-storey condo building, known as 520 West 28th, is nearly complete and offers a buyers a contemporary luxury design.
“Decades ago, I used to visit the galleries in the area and consider how to build along the route. It’s very exciting to be building there now,” said Zaha Hadid two years ago at the official launch of the building’s sales. “The design engages with the city while concepts of fluid spatial flow create a dynamic new living environment.”
The design, which takes a sculptural approach instead of New York’s common rectangular residential landscape, is marked by Hadid’s familiar architectural sensibility. With 21 interlaced floors, featuring 39 distinctive residences of up to 6,391 square feet, each of the 39 condominiums bear their own number to reflect their part in a limited edition creation. And the apartments come at no small price – they start at US$4.9 million and go up to US$50 million.
The building’s organic curves and chevron patterns are reflected in the residential interiors through the rounded forms of the spaces, as well as in smaller details like the staircases and furnishing. Each apartment also features a Zaha Hadid sculptural element that creates dramatic feature walls and integrated closets with concealed-hinge doors.
“520 West 28th will make a profound statement on New York City’s visual landscape with its compelling design and prominent location on the High Line,” says Greg Gushee, executive vice president of Related Companies, “while at the same time offering residents an exclusive opportunity to live within a work of art designed by one of the world’s most celebrated architects.”