A striking new pyramid shaped apartment building called VIA 57 West in New York is set to welcome its first tenants this month.
Designed by New York architecture firm Bjarke Ingels, VIA 57 West has become renowned for its eye-catching and unusual shape.
Although construction is not quite finished, the developer, The Durst Organisation, has opened its doors for a sneak peek inside.
The 80,00sqm building located on the Hudson River has been built with sustainability as a key focus.
VIA 57 West is being built with responsibly forested wood and it will recycle 227,000 litres of water on site a day. Every apartment has energy efficient fittings in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as energy efficient washers and dryers. They will also have digital thermostats, hybrid heat pump systems, roller shades and LED lighting in communal areas and in residences.
Upon completion, there will be over 700 apartments. Apartments are now officially available for rent, with residents having a choice of apartments to pick from. VIA 57 West has 178 different floor plans, with room configurations including studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom.
The development offers a range of amenities including a gym, fitness lounge, swimming pool, exercise studios, indoor half basketball court, poker room, golf simulator and putting green, movie screening room, chef’s kitchen, party room, chef’s kitchen, BBQs, playroom, billiards, ping pong and shuffleboard game room.
At the centre of VIA 57 West is a large landscaped courtyard that will bring in sunlight and views into the building.