Zaha Hadid finds inspiration for her newest project in the hoarding that interject New York City's blocks. The designer and architect has worked in collaboration with Related Companies to produce a temporary art installation, opposite her much talked about residential tower, New York's High Line at the 520 West 28th Street address.
Titled Allonge, the temporary structure is functional, providing shelter for the High Line's pedestrians, but is also a creative fluid structure with its own aesthetic appeal to complement its neighbouring building. Formed from a silver metallic fabric that stretches over a wave-like metal frame the installation is almost 15 ft high and 112 ft long, creating a tunnel of art that pedestrians can walk through. Its form mirrors the curvature of High Line and exhibits Hadid's own signature style.
"Our collaboration with Ms Hadid has been exceptional and we are thrilled to unveil this new installation, designed to beautify the necessary overhead protection system. This beautiful installation serves as a civic gesture to the neighbourhood, embracing the innovative and artistic spirit of West Chelsea," says Greg Gushee, executive vice president of Related Companies, the developer behind the project.