Related Companies, New York’s premier residential developer, recently announced that it has commissioned world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in New York City.
The 11-storey residential development will mark Hadid’s first commission in New York City, leaving an indelible mark on the High Line’s architecture map and continuing Related’s history of partnering with world-class architects and designers.
The development’s bold design captures the richness of the location’s vibrant and historic urban context, where a fascinating interplay between the city and the High Line has created a powerful urban dynamic in the location of the elevated park and surrounding streetscape.
“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,” explained Zaha Hadid, founder of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. “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.”
Zaha Hadid is known internationally for her built, theoretical and academic work. Each of her projects builds on over thirty years of exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design.
ZHA’s interest lies in the interface between architecture and its context as the practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with new technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
The 11-storey development will feature approximately 37 residences of up to 5 500 sq ft each, focusing on expansive, gracious layouts with 11-foot ceilings, thoughtful technological integration and state-of-the-art finishes and features. With multiple elevator cores in the design, a majority of the residences will have a private vestibule and entrance that adds to the intimacy of the building.
Residents of 520 West 28th Street can enjoy the High Line while maintaining privacy and exclusivity. The double-height entrance lobby offers glimpses beyond to the residents’ communal spaces and an outdoor garden. The generous terraces and courtyard further enhance the residential experience, and a substantial roof terrace, indoor pool and spa, entertainment space and playrooms give even greater opportunities to relax and entertain.
The site will hold an important place within Related’s footprint in this valuable neighbourhood – the company is soon launching a new luxury rental property at 30th Street and 10th Avenue as well as the much-anticipated Hudson Yards project. This dramatic 26-acre mixed-use development two blocks to the north will include residential, office, retail, parks, open space, culture and entertainment. The first tower, the South Tower, will open in 2015.
As the nation’s preeminent developer of luxury residential properties for more than a quarter century, Related pioneered the concept of commissioning celebrated architects to design residential properties by selecting Robert A.M. Stern to plan his firm’s first luxury condominium, The Chatham.
Over the past decade, Related has continued its commitment to world-class architecture and design collaborating with distinguished architects and designers, including Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Frank Gehry, Yabu Pushelberg, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, David Rockwell, Marmol Radziner, Adam Tihany and Clodagh Design.