Get a peek at the new sculpture garden going up next to Zaha Hadid’s High Line condo

October 10, 2018

Back in May 6sqft reported on plans for the 15 new gallery spaces in the works next to the Zaha Hadid-designed condo at 520 West 28th Street along the High Line, with the Paul Kasmin Gallery to anchor the project, which will expand into a 5,000-square-foot space with a sculpture garden designed by Future Green on its roof. With the official opening of the new building and inaugural exhibitions of works by Walton Ford and Joel Shapiro come new photos of the gallery and of the sculpture garden being installed.

Future Green worked with DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Studio MDA to create the “waffle slab” design, intended to hold a deep amount of soil while also puncturing the roof with sunlight.

The design of the plants is made to focus views into the garden, highlighting the artworks beyond it. Native aspen tree and pine shrub clusters will grow on the roof, as well as a field of lowbush blueberry and meadow flowers.

Located at 511 West 27th Street, the gallery sits next to the futuristic condo designed by late Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid. The new gallery boasts a design from Studio MDA founder Markus Dochantschi, who has given the space super high ceilings, a column-free layout, lots of skylights and polished concrete floors.

Founded in 1989, the Paul Kasmin Gallery is no stranger to West Chelsea as it has three locations in the neighborhood already. In addition to its new West 27th Street location, the gallery will also have an additional exhibit space within High Line Nine, a collection of boutique exhibition space under the High Line.


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