Zaha Hadid Designing Related Condo Building
Al Barbarino July 15, 2013, 2:27 p.m.
Related Companies has commissioned Zaha Hadid to design an 11-story boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea – the Iraqi-British architect’s first commission in New York City.
Ms. Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004, often incorporates curving forms and elongated structures, said to “evoke the chaos of modern life,” which can be seen to some degree in the rendering for the condominium released today.
“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,” Ms. Hadid, founder of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects, said in a statement. “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.”
The 11-story development will feature approximately 37 residences of up to 5,500 square feet, with 11-foot ceilings, “thoughtful technological integration” and state-of-the-art finishes and features, Related said in a statement.
The luxury building will also feature a double-height lobby with glimpses of an outdoor garden, a roof terrace, indoor pool and spa, entertainment space and playrooms.
“We are proud to partner with Zaha Hadid Architects and to continue Related’s commitment to the very best in urban architecture,” said Jeff Blau, CEO of Related Companies, in a statement. “This development will be truly unique within the city’s architectural offerings, and will pave the way for future architectural achievements on Manhattan’s west side.”
ZHA has completed work at The MAXXI: National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, Italy; the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati; and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.