RENDERINGS REVEALED FOR 515 WEST 29th STREET - A NEW LUXURY CONDOMINIUM AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENT ON THE HIGH LINE’S HOTTEST BLOCK
Internationally Acclaimed Soo K. Chan of SCDA Architects Announced as Principal Architect
The Bauhouse Group, a New York City-based real estate development and investment firm, hasunveiled renderings for 515 High Line, one of Manhattan’s most coveted developmentslocated at 515 West 29th Street. Bauhouse has selectedacclaimed Singapore architect Soo K. Chan, founder of the award-winning firm SCDA Architects,as the Principal Architect for the luxury condominium which isuniquelysituated at the center of the 90-degree bend of the High Linepark at 29th Street, making it the only site with High Line views on two sides.
“Given the unique location of 515 West 29th Street, we sought a designer with the global experience, vision and sophistication to match the high caliber of new residential development in what has become the modern art capital of the world,” said Joseph Beninati, Managing Member of Bauhouse. “Soo Chan’s stunning loft-style interiors evoke an understated appeal and modernity, with luxurious finishes and soaring ceilings. The exterior façade, with steel and glass that appears to curve – as inspired by the High Line’s bend at 29th Street – will incorporate the High Line both for onlookers and residents in a way that no other property will.”
The $125 million development, slated for completion in late 2015, will offer bespoke, sophisticated residences with expansive outdoor spaces, double height ceilings, and breathtaking views. 515 High Line is uniquely positioned to have five vantage points, and its sculptural façade consists of laser cut fritted laminated glass plates and steel, which reflects the interplay of organic and made-made characteristics of the urban park.
The building’s aesthetic and architectural components foster a relaxed environment, with views of the High Line and some of the most interesting, well-landscaped areas of the new Hudson Yards, including a view down to the new Culture Shed that will be the home of New York Fashion Week. The homes will range from 2,100 to 4,400 square feet and from $5 million to $25 million in price. The building will also tout three penthouses with substantial private outdoor spaces and twenty-two-foot ceilings. The development will be complimented by a remarkable ground floor retail/gallery space at the base of the building.
Joining a crop of globally recognized architects also designing in West Chelsea, Mr. Chan is the only lauded, Singaporean based architect designing in the neighborhood. As one of Asia’s most renowned architects, Mr. Chan received his Masters in Architecture at Yale University. His impressive body of work spans private homes, public works, furniture, resorts and residential towers, which have been critically acclaimed for their refined design, modern appeal and highly technical foundation. SCDA Architects’ portfolio of work spans more than 30 major international countries and cities, including China, Hong Kong, UAE, India, Bali, Australia and now New York City.
Mr. Chan is the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year, as well as the SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia, The Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Award, among many other accolades. In addition to 515 West 29th Street, Mr. Chan is also designing the neighboring Soori High Line at 522 West 29th Street, both marking his United States debut.
515 West 29th Street is slated to begin sales in fall 2014.