Future Green Studio

  • Landscaped High Line terrace with outdoor lounge seating, accessed from the entertainment lounge
  • Elevation of sculptural planted wall in High Line Terrace & Courtyard Garden.
  • Plan: Residence 1 private terrace and adjacent planted roof
  • Plan: 16th/17th floor terrace with terraced garden
  • Plan: 22nd/23rd floor terrace with terraced garden
  • Section: 22nd/23rd floor planted terrace
  • Plan: Courtyard and High Line Terrace

520 West 28th Street

New York, NY

520 West 28th introduces an iconic landmark to New York City. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and developed by the Related Companies, one of the nation’s preeminent developers of luxury residential properties, this boutique condominium building offers 39 exclusive two-to five-bedroom residences. Hadid, whose globally significant body of work is defined by organic forms and graceful curves inspired by nature, brings this unique sensibility to 520 West 28th.

Located directly on the High Line in the heart of West Chelsea, New York City’s premier arts and cultural district, this exceptional offering sets a new standard for residential architecture, with striking curves, highly curated amenities, and a distinctive chevron façade that embraces the property’s interlaced levels. At 520 West 28th, Hadid has created a seamless and optimistic vision of the future, manifest by remarkably custom interior details, thoughtful integration of indoor and outdoor space and technological innovation.

On arrival, residents enter a Zaha Hadid designed lobby with views to an exterior garden. Future Green Studio’s design includes a sculptural green wall that spans the length of the courtyard and High Line terrace. Evocative of a tectonic shift, it folds to become a platform bench, paving, stairs, and bench perimeter wall. Cast stone ribbons undulate to form pockets with highly textured plantings of vivid greens, as if they are spontaneously growing out of a rock face. Plants such as Mahonia japonica and Euphorbia amygdaloides are included in the garden palette; their unique character is in keeping with the unprecedented quality of the building. With careful articulation of the transitions between the vertical and horizontal plane with a singular material, the garden provides a seamless flexible space for daytime lounging or parties for residents and their guests that spill out from the events space at the High Line terrace.

Residence 1 is a remarkable four-bedroom home that sprawls out over 5,300 square feet of interior space with over 3,000 square feet of private terrace and two balconies with south, west and east exposures. The private terrace at nearly 3,000 square feet is south facing with a pool, outdoor kitchen and landscape garden. The upper level building setbacks host terraces and balconies with exemplary views. All feature outdoor kitchens and flexible spaces for dining, entertaining and sunbathing or lounging. Grade transitions from the 16th to 17th levels and the 22nd to 23rd levels include expanses of green roof and geometric expressions of the façade in the landscape. Plantings in these transitions offer a rich array of blue-green, gray and violet that complements the cool color of the steel façade. For more information, please visit www.520w28.com.

  • March 2017

  • 15000 square feet


  • The Related Companies


  • Ishmael Levya Architects
  • Zaha Hadid Architects