The super luxe residence club and Wellness Center at 53 West 53, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel’s tower above MoMA in New York City, is ready for its unveiling. The French architect has designed a number of notable buildings across the world, the most significant of which include the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Torre Glories tower in Barcelona. He created 53 West 53’s exterior design and architecture and also designed all of the interiors of the newly finished full-floor club that features 15,000 square feet of lavish health and wellness amenities.
Curated and managed by the premier fitness lifestyle brand, The Wright Fit, 53 West 53’s Wellness Center is cutting-edge and luxurious. It includes a full gym, separate high- and low-energy fitness studios, a regulation squash court, a golf simulator that lets residents play at some of the best golf courses in the world, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, and a spa treatment room. The Wellness Center also features a naturally lit 65-foot lap pool, situated between elaborate poolside vertical gardens designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc that use over 3,500 plants. Moreover, The Wright Fit’s on-site staff provides a selection of personalized classes, programs and services custom-designed for residents at 53 West 53.
The interiors inside the sophisticated Wellness Center are created using a mix of the finest finishes and materials sourced from around the world. Rich matrix stone was used in the men’s locker room, while the women’s locker room features white crystal throughout. Large swaths of natural materials and flooring compliment the high ceilings.
53 West 53 is the first residential building in the United States to partner with Bulgari. Residents are offered a selection of Bulgari’s luxurious shower and body products throughout the building’s amenities and wellness spaces.
Standing 1,050-feet above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) the heart of Manhattan, 53 West 53 rises 82 stories and features 145 one- to four-bedroom residences and 17 studio and one-bedroom suites, including full-floor homes and duplex penthouses with private elevators. Thierry Despont, an architect, designer, and artist, who specializes in unique and high-end designed residential projects, hotels and museums, and historical renovations, created luxurious interiors that feel as intimate as they are modern and voluminous.
The marketing and sales are led by Shari Scharfer-Rollins, serving as director of sales, and leading Douglas Elliman agents Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes, Frances Katzen, Jade Chan and Matthew Mackay.