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520 West 28th

  • New York, USA
  • Client; Related

520 West 28th’s design 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. This same dynamic is evident within the design; an interconnected chevron separates and merges the building’s two distinct zones, further establishing this contextual relationship and giving each residence the highest degree of originality.

* Disclaimer: Dame Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize winning (2004) UK licensed architect, designer, and educator was not licensed to practice architecture in the state of New York.  For her work on 520 W. 28th, she is credited as designer.  Zaha Hadid worked in close collaboration with a New York City-based firm, Ismael Leyva Architects, who functioned as the architect for this project.

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An integration of volumes that flow into each other, the design follows a coherent formal language to create the sensibility of the building’s overall ensemble. With an arrangement that reinvents the spatial experience, each residence will have its own distinctive identity, offering multiple perspectives and exciting views of the neighbourhood.

The 11-story development will feature approximately 37 residences of up to 5,500 square feet with 11-foot ceilings, technological integration and tailored interiors. Designed with multiple elevator cores, a majority of the residences will have a private vestibule and entrance that adds to the intimacy of the building.





Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Project Director

Johannes Schafelner

Project Architect

Johannes Schafelner, Alberto Barba

Package Leads

Aurora Santana (Units), Stella Dourtme (Amenities), Michael Sims (Façade), Natacha Viveiros (I-max)

Project Team

Eshaghi, Mattia Gambardella, Moa Carlson, Sara Sheikh Akbari, Niran Buyukkoz, Marius Cernica, Igor Pantic, Jamie Mann, Matthew Carapiet, Sergey Krupin, Nicola Berkowski, Peter Logan, Sebastian Lundberg, Miguel Diaz-Morales

NYC Construction Team

Director: Tiago Correia
Site Architects: Ed Gaskin, Filipe Pereira, Stella Dourtme

Competition Project Director

Cristiano Ceccato

Competition Project Architect

Johannes Schafelner

Competition Project Designer

Jakub Klaska

Competition Team

Elisabeth Bishop, Sharan Sundar, Saman Saffarian, Natacha Viveiros, Niran Buyukkoz, Yung Zhang, Spyridon Kaprinis, Kevin Sheppard, Manpreet Singh