Zaha Hadid Architects' First New York Project | 520 West 28th

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed its first project in New York City and it has been photographed by architectural photographers Hufton+Crow, exposing all sinuous details of the building with its distinctive language in the context. 
Called 520 West 28th, the 11-storey residence includes 39 residences designed with 11-foot coffered ceilings, tailored interiors that incorporate Boffi kitchens by Zaha Hadid Design, and integrated technologies including automated valet parking and storage.

Designed as a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, the building acts as a "talking" but "mysterious" architectural element within a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. 
"520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history," said ZHA.

"The split levels of the design define varied living spaces and echoes the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line."
"These split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm," added the firm. 

Exposing a detailed material language with its good-crafted rounded corners and sharp touches, the building directly reflects ZHA's practiced understanding of material qualities and manufacturing techniques: the façade conveys the attention to detail evident throughout 520 West 28th—brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures of the High Line and its neighbourhood.

The studio creates multiple cores to give most residences private elevator lobbies and the amenities of 520 West 28th include the wellness level with spa and 25-yard sky-lit lap pool, sculpture garden, and entertainment suite with IMAX theatre. Featuring a garage in the basement floor, the garage and storage are using an automated robotic system managed by a call.   

Within an established community of over 350 art galleries that has seen the High Line’s transformation from abandoned freight rail line to public park, 520 West 28th embodies a commitment to uphold the distinctive character of its neighbourhood; creating a building with its own architectural presence, yet very much of its surroundings.

Project facts
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Johannes Schafelner
Project Architects: Johannes Schafelner, Alberto Barba
Package Leads: Aurora Santana (Units), Stella Dourtme (Amenities), Michael Sims (Façade), Natacha Viveiros (I-max)
Project Team: Sharan Sundar, John-Alan Gallerie, Seungho Yeo, Henning Hansen, Claudia Dorner, Jakub Klaska, Afsoon Eshaghi, Mattia Gambardella, Moa Carlson, Sara Sheikh Akbari, Niran Buyukkoz, Marius Cernica, Igor Pantic, Jamie Mann, Matthew Carapiet, Sergey Krupin, Nicola Berkowski, Peter Logan, Sebastian Lundberg, Miguel Diaz-Morales

NYC Construction Team
Site Architects: Ed Gaskin, Filipe Pereira, Stella Dourtme
Director: Tiago Correia

Competition Team
Project Director: Cristiano Ceccato
Project Architect: Johannes Schafelner
Project Designer: Jakub Klaska
Project Team: Elisabeth Bishop, Sharan Sundar, Saman Saffarian, Natacha Viveiros, Niran Buyukkoz, Yung Zhang, Spyridon Kaprinis, Kevin Sheppard, Manpreet Singh
All images © Hufton+Crow
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