First Look Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic Condos Planned for the High Line
Whether or not you’re a fan of Zaha Hadid, or Neo-Futurism for that matter, if you’re believer that a building’s interior should be a seamless extension of its exterior (read: not New York by Gehry), you’ll appreciate Zaha’s efforts to turn her High Line project into a work worthy of architecture history books. One of the most (if not the most) talked about starchitect projects planned for the elevated park, plenty of full view renderings have surfaced since it was announced just over a year ago. But it looks like we’re finally getting a taste of what the inside could look like, courtesy of Curbed. Like its ultra-futuristic exteriors, Zaha’s luxurious condos will be just as sleek and spaceship-like as the outside, with undulating surfaces all throughout, and featuring many of the mind-boggling forms we’ve come to appreciate Ms. Hadid for.
The interiors of the new project don’t stray too far from the exterior design, or from Zaha’s style, and follow the same principles seen in many of her previous interior endeavors, including her z.island. According to the images, strategic lighting plays a big part in creating the right atmosphere, and the smooth surfaces found within are countered with softer, more organic details like textured walls, stone and dark wood.
This is Zaha’s first project for New York, and the Pritzker winner will be joining an already impressive architectural roster of High Line architects. Her new design plays into the building’s highly coveted site and places connecting the interiors with the park and the city at the core of its design. Once completed, the building will also boast an outdoor garden, indoor pool and spa, and a generous rooftop terrace for its penthouse inhabitants.
Not a big surprise, but living in these Zaha-branded condos will come at a pretty penny. According to previous reports by The Real Deal, the 11-story building will host 40 units with the cheapest being a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo ringing in at about $4.6 million; and the most expensive a five-bedroom, 6,391-square foot penthouse priced at $35 million.
The project is being developed by Related Companies.
Exterior renderings © Zaha Hadid Architects; Interior images via Curbed