The late, great Zaha Hadid has left behind her an incomparable architectural legacy. And, with the unveiling of her 520 West 28th Street residences — among the most striking pieces of modern architecture we’ve seen recently — the Pritzker Prize-winning architect has undoubtedly created a modern icon.
Designed to be the quintessential 21st Century dwelling, 520 West 28th is an 11-storey development along the High Line in West Chelsea made up of 39 residences.
"People say I design architectural icons. If I design a building and it becomes an icon, that's ok." — Zaha Hadid
Designer Jennifer Post was commissioned to provide the furniture and décor with her signature aesthetic — whilst honouring the vision of Hadid and highlighting the seamlessness of indoor/outdoor living.
Apartments here don’t come cheap (starting from $4,950,000 and going all the way up to $50,000,000 for the triplex penthouse). However, residents at 50 West 28th will have access to some enviable amenities — including the first private IMAX cinema in New York, a 75-foot sky-lit pool, and an entertainment lounge complete with landscaped courtyard available to rent out for private events.
The building is also embracing never-before-used technology, with a private automated storage system which draws its inspiration from the design of a Swiss bank vault.
In this futuristic system, residents can activate their individual vaults via a keypad, whilst QR codes can also be used to access this state-of-the-art system. Oh, and the building also provides robotic parking with an automated valet. No, we’re serious…
The unveiling of 520 West 28th Street has been the collaborative effort of the best minds in the architectural and design worlds — and has undoubtedly achieved Hadid’s objective in designing the ultimate in 21st Century living, well ahead of her time.