Ismael Leyva and Zaha Hadid win Project of the Year at SARA awards; For work at 520 West 28th Street; Developed by Related

July 18, 2017 - Design / Build

Shown (from left) are: James Perrotta, Ismael Leyva Architects; Edward Gaskin, Zaha Hadid Architects; Stella Dourtme, Zaha Hadid Architects; Aditya Karmarkar, Ismael Leyva Architects; Lauren Borek, Related Construction; Alexandru Postolache, Ismael Leyva Architects; and Maximiliano Martinez, Ismael Leyva Architects.  Photo credit: Randhy Rodriguez

Manhattan, NY Ismael Leyva Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects won Project of the Year on June 20th at the 2017 Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) New York Design Awards for their work on 520 West 28th St. Ismael Leyva Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects collaborated on this project.

Located on the High Line in West Chelsea, this exceptional building sets a new standard for residential architecture, with curves, curated amenities, and a chevron façade that embraces the property’s interlaced levels. Related is the project developer. 

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from SARA,” said Ismael Leyva. “This was a true collaboration with Zaha Hadid and her highly skilled team and we look forward to working together on future projects.”

At 520 West 28th, Ismael Leyva Architects and Pritzker Prize-winning Zaha Hadid Architects, have created a seamless and optimistic vision of the future, using custom interior details, integration of indoor and outdoor space, and technological innovation.

The design is a bold departure from traditional residential buildings, forging a unique language and imagery. 

Roughly two dozen architecture firms were honored at the award show for a wide range of projects throughout the world. SARA aims to provide a professional society for all architects regardless of their role in the building and design industry. SARA hosts an annual award show and several national conferences throughout the year. 

New York City-based Ismael Leyva Architects is an internationally recognized architecture, interior design, and urban planning firm with offices in New York City and Central America. The firm is recognized by the development and construction industry for its uniquely creative, iconic, and practical design. Since the establishment of the firm, Ismael Leyva Architects has built a portfolio of diverse award-winning projects featuring responsive designs that address technical, social, and aesthetic requirements.  Ismael Leyva Architects is known for the design of prominent buildings Icon, Place 57, Oro, Yves and also the design of the luxury residences at Time Warner Center, 101 Warren, Superior Ink, The Chatham and The Brompton.

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