photographers hufton + crow have documented ‘520 west 28th,’ zaha hadid architects’ first completed project in new york city. located adjacent to the high line, the residential scheme contains 39 residences with 11-foot coffered ceilings, high-end fixtures and fittings, and integrated technologies including automated valet parking and storage. most units have private elevator lobbies, while the building’s amenities include a wellness level with a spa and sky-lit lap pool, a sculpture garden, and an entertainment suite with IMAX theater.

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
‘520 west 28th’ is zaha hadid architects’ first completed project in new york city
image © hufton + crow (also main image)

 

 

‘there is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of new york and the high line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations,’ says zaha hadid architects. 520 west 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.’ internally, the building’s split levels define varied living spaces and echo the multiple layers of civic space on 28th street and the high line.

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the scheme is located adjacent to the high line
image © hufton + crow

 

 

the structure’s split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of the hand-crafted steel façade — a distinctive feature which carries the spirit of the district’s industrial past. ‘designed and constructed with a 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 neighborhood,’ continues ZHA. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the structure’s split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of the steel façade
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the area is home to a growing number of art galleries
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the elevation is a distinctive feature which carries the spirit of the district’s industrial past
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
zaha hadid’s sinuous forms are found throughout the design
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the building has been brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the elevation conveys the attention to detail evident throughout the scheme
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
a detail of the building’s distinctive façade
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the sculptural forms are also evident internally
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
amenities include a wellness level with a spa and sky-lit lap pool
image © hufton + crow

zaha hadid 520 west 28th
the residential scheme contains a total of 39 residences
image © hufton + crow

 

 


project info:

 

ZHA project team

 

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

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