2011 Building Brooklyn Awards Announced

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Today the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced the 13 winners of this year’s Building Brooklyn Awards, and they include projects like Williamsburg’s 184 Kent Avenue for adaptive reuse and Pratt Institute’s Myrtle Hall for education. As pictured above at top, the Newtown Creek is one of the winners for its Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Chamber describes the project thus: “The buildings are surrounded with green spaces placed to act as buffer zones between the plant and the street. The buildings are clad in colorful ceramic glazed brick, tile and stainless steel to create a dynamic presence on the waterfront and employ a flexible ‘kit of parts’ design to visually organize the plant by function and to ensure design continuity through the life of the project. The entire plant is covered in blue light at night, uniting the disparate elements of the facility and providing a glowing visual element against the skyline.” The awards will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011, and the Chamber will also honor Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management and Deb Howard, the executive director of the Pratt Area Community Council during the ceremony. Click through for a full list of the winners.
Brooklyn Building Awards [Official Site]

-184 Kent Avenue, Adaptive Reuse
-Newton Creek, Civic and Institutional
-Pratt Institute- Myrtle Hall, Education
-Erasmus Hall High School, Historic Preservation
-Brooklyn Brewery, Industrial
-28 Old Fulton Street, Interior Renovation
-Brooklyn Ecopolis, Mixed Use
-Phoenix Beverages, National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency
-Brooklyn Bridge Park, Open Space
-Wyckoff Exchange, Retail
-The Domenech, Residential: Affordable
-Clinton Rising, Residential: Low Rise
-Mason Fisk, Residential: Multi-Family

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