zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
aug 14, 2013

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york’s high line

image © zaha hadid architects




zaha hadid joins the architectural map of the high line with her first project in new york. the architect was commissioned by related companies, the city’s leading residential developer to envision an 11-storey luxury condominium along diller scofidio + renfro-designed elevated park, positioned at 520 west 28th street in chelsea, just south of the hudson yards.


hadid’s design creates an interplay between the city and the urban green space, which is expressed through the exterior’s chevron pattern. the merging of outdoors with the indoors is indicated by the horizontal V-shaped lines which frame and wraparound the expansive terraces of the units, with extensive amounts of glazing continue this connection between park and urban city environment. a total of 37 units will be housed within, each measuring up to 5,500 square feet, offering gracious amounts of living space.


a number of elevator cores will be integrated throughout for accessibility, allowing residents to move easily throughout the building, while many of the individual suites will feature a private entrance and vestibule in order to maintain the necessary privacy. owners will be welcomed into the condo by a double-height entrance lobby which will provide views beyond the communal spaces and outdoor garden. amenities will include an indoor pool and spa, entertainment space, playrooms and a generous rooftop terrace.


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,’ explains zaha hadid. ‘with an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighborhood.’


we have updated our original article published on july 15th, 2013 with new renderings of the luxury condo development located at 520 west 28th street in new york city.

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
view of the residential building from the highline
520 west 28th street rendering – courtesy of related companies and zaha hadid architects (prnewsfoto/related companies)

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
up close of the chevron façade and wraparound terraces
520 west 28th street rendering – courtesy of related companies and zaha hadid architects (prnewsfoto/related companies)
zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
large generous balconies offer views over the manhattan city skyline
image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
detail of the tapered V-shaped lines which frame each unit
image © zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid unveils luxury condo along new york's high line
image © zaha hadid architects

  • love the concept and specially the color… BlacK is everything! Just sayin’!

    JHUN says:
  • You can see a lot of self control in this project. In spite of being very organic, Zaha Hadid could manage to make a sober language.
    I really like it.

    Francisco Santos says:
  • It would also be lovely in Corten Steel.

    Ron Smith says:
  • nice! hope to see this one realized in my hood

    mash says:
  • I’m pretty convinced that the exterior cladding system will never be as seductive as these renderings. What is the super shiny black and white material. It is never obvious with Zaha, as her architecture tends to move from formal to material and the material connections and realities of seams are often compromised details. (This is one of the reasons concrete tends to make her happy) In any case, if it is built, I hope it is as sexy in 20 years.

    c lee says:
  • But confusing is the structural system. there are several (heavy looking) colums, that end just a floor lower. check the second, fourth and fifth image and furthermore an exoskeleton don’t work only with horizontal elements. I’d prefer to bring structure and cladding closer together….

    roro says:
  • The top floor balcony sure does look like a hungry hippo mouth.

    Lightmaker says:
  • Reminds me of an accordion.

    alberto says:
  • CORRECTION: The design of the High Line was led by landscape architects, Field Operations – not DS+R.
    Check out the facts at :

    monitor says:
  • I wonder how well the shiny black will translate over from this rendering. It’s extremely interesting but sort of reminds me of some sort of late 50’s american furniture.

    Shannghis Khan says:
  • Architecture for the social media age – no walls, no privacy.

    Judy says:
  • unite 2.0, at least it was my first thought concerning the facade. first zaha project in a reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally long time that turns me on. comments show i´m not the only one.

    nils says:
  • Pretty nice, cosidering it’s Zaha. I was hoping to see what exactly happens in those zig-zag half-level transitions, though, given that they’re the defining design element of this project.

    KDS says:
  • For the first time I can say: good project Zaha!

    giopezzi says:
  • You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation however I find this topic to be really one thing which I feel I’d by no means understand. It seems too complicated and very wide for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

    Sheena says:

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