Zaha Hadid’s award-winning New York condo nears completion

Zaha Hadid Architects’ 520 West 28th condo building in Chelsea, New York, is almost complete.

Recently awarded the ‘Project of the Year’ award by The Society of American Registered Architects, the residential tower is adjacent to the High Line, a 1.45-mile-long linear park that stretches across an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur.

“There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line,” read a release. “The design of 520 West 28th Street conveys this history and contextual relationship.”

The split levels of the building provide varied living spaces, and echo the multiple layers of public space on the surrounding streets.

Expressed within the interlocking chevrons of the building’s hand-crafted steel facade, which carries the spirit of the neighbourhood’s industrial past, the split levels feature the detailed workmanship continued from New York’s architectural tradition.

“This commitment to upholding the distinctive character of the neighbourhood has created a building with its own architectural presence, yet is very much of its surroundings,” continued the release.

DesignMENA recently revealed the interiors of the condos, also designed by the Iraqi architect.

The furniture and decor was commissioned to New York-based designer Jennifer Post. The apartments presents a dynamic palette, with white and muted shades paired with pops of color from the various pieces of contemporary art placed around the space.

Images of the nearly completed building have been captured online by Instagram users. The main image here is courtesy of user @field_condition.

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