The Moinian Group announced that they had been collaborating with the late Zaha Hadid to develop a “visionary” new project for New York City. The project, at 220 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, is a multi-residential apartment building with a cultural institution at street level.
This announcement comes after Zaha Hadid Architects pledged to complete all 36 projects that were in construction or design development at the time of her death, as her office continues her powerful legacy.
220 Eleventh Avenue will contain a mix of loft-like condominiums and penthouses, with a design that intertwines the vibrancy of the Chelsea art district with Zaha Hadid's own experience of New York as a city of "powerful geometries and rhythms." The design, which is yet to be unveiled, merges the urban scale with intricate detail. The project is slated to begin construction in 2017.
“We are deeply honored to develop one of Zaha’s final creations and cement her astonishing legacy forevermore here in Manhattan," said Mitchell Moinian of The Moinian Group in a press release. "Preserving the artistic integrity of this project is paramount in order to engrain the spirit of Zaha herself into the streets of Manhattan."
News via The Moinian Group.