The new flagship location for the Kasmin Gallery opened next to the High Line last October, sporting a boxy, angled exterior of white concrete with a subtle wood texture. Designed by studioMDA, the 3,000-square-foot building features a column-free interior that can smoothly showcase large-scale sculptures beneath a coffered ceiling full of skylights. The super-waffle grid not only diffuses natural light into the space below, but also creates a pattern for the gallery’s rooftop sculpture garden.
The undulating landscape, designed by Future Green Studio, allows plants and artwork to be set deeply in the soil. The outdoor gallery is visible from the elevated park next door, and is part of Related Companies’ latest efforts to broaden the artistic and architectural appeal of Zaha Hadid’s adjacent 520 West 28th Street condominiums. Kasmin Gallery’s rooftop garden attracts High Line visitors and condominium residents alike. Notably, the High Line Nine, an elongated, multitenant gallery directly underneath the rail park, was also designed by studioMDA.Architect: studioMDA Landscape Architect: Future Green Studio 509 West 27th Street New York 212-563-4474