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HAP pushes ahead with new Chelsea apartment development

HAP Investment Developers is pushing ahead with its new Chelsea apartment development with a view to opening early next year.

The company just announced the completion of the façade installation of Maverick, also known as HAP 8, located at 215 and 225 West 28th Street in Chelsea.

DXA studio designed the faceted, pre-cast concrete façade which carries a geometric pattern across the two 20-story towers that make up Maverick. Comprising 264 separate panels made from custom wood molds, the façade was poured over rebar and attached via a series of embeds in the concrete superstructure.

The side-by-side towers of condominiums and rental units will mirror one another, with the condo façade in white acid-etched concrete and the rental façade in black acid-etched concrete. The concrete fabricator is BPDL (Beton Prefabrique).

The towers total of 312,500 s/f and will feature 87 condominium residences and 112 rental units.

Rendering of Maverick at 215 and 225 West 28th Street

Almost all windows by AZA-INT are operable, and Juliette balconies are included in most apartments. Setbacks on the building were utilized to create private outdoor terraces. At the top two floors, the building steps back, but the concrete facade continues, creating semi-enclosed loggia for the penthouse apartments.

“The heart and soul of these buildings are the southern elevation, and their rare access to unobstructed southern exposure above the Fashion Institute of Technology,” said Jordan Rogove, partner and cofounder of DXA studio. “To see our initial idea of a dynamic geometric facade come to life, and to see it changing minute to minute as the sun crosses the sky, is so exciting!”

“We were thrilled with the design DXA studio created for us on the façade. Seeing it come to life is beyond what we could have imagined,” said Eran Polack, CEO-NY & Co-Founder of HAP Investment Developers. “We are excited to be another step closer to completion in this project.”

The two buildings will share amenities including a parking facility, a 60-foot long swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, kid’s playroom, yoga room, roof deck with smart grill and pizza over, storage and bicycle parking.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.

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