520 West 28th’s design by Zaha Hadid captures the richness of its vibrant and historic urban context. A fascinating interplay between the city and the High Line has created a powerful urban dynamic among the elevated park and surrounding streetscape
Zaha Hadid’s international body of work is largely defined by graceful curves inspired by nature. She brings this sensibility to 520 West 28th, marking a dramatic shift away from the hard angles that dominate standard residential architecture. The building’s elegant hand-rubbed metal façade is driven by one continuous line, which loops its way skywards. These dynamic curves create a distinctive chevron pattern that embraces interlacing levels, maximizing privacy and security between residences. As the chevron weaves up from the ground, its folds create a multi-level design that links residence exteriors and interiors together in one sweeping movement. The result is a vertical landscape sitting directly on the High Line, comprising 39 unique residences.
The collection of residences at 520 West 28th represents Zaha Hadid’s vision for modern living. Working within her distinctive architectural language, she applies a powerful elegance and detail to the interiors, focusing on nuances that reflect the overall experience of the building. The 39 generous loft-like residences are individually crafted, each with the artist’s signature mark woven into the design. Residents become immersed in Hadid’s fluid world—a thoughtful collection of living spaces. The interiors integrate seamlessly into the sculpted nature of the building’s exterior, creating one monumental piece of art.
Zaha Hadid approaches the amenities areas as four different collections that are tied together with a clean and consistent palette of materials. These elements are then incorporated in slightly nuanced ways to create a progression in mood and atmosphere based on the level of intimacy of each space. A seamless lifestyle is assured by Related Management's holistic approach to service as both the developer and manager of this unique residential building, ensuring that residents of 520 West 28th will receive a proven suite of offerings on par with Zaha Hadid's visionary design. Residents can also curate their own tailored experience with access to an extensive collection of concierge services through their designated Luxury Attaché representative.