Announcing This Year’s Brooklyn Building Awards


Heres’s the list of the Brooklyn Building Award winners announced today. Among those honored, our friends at Third + Bond (pictured, awarded as a residential low rise), BLDG 92 for civic/institutional use, Jane’s Carousel for recreational facility, Restoration Plaza for open space, 220 Water Street for residential, and Medgar Evans College for education. See the full list after the jump. These newly built or renovated projects were judged on the level of innovation, economic impact, sustainability, urban context/design, contribution to neighborhood, and of course, ‘Brooklyn-ness.’ Congrats to all the winners! The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will also recognize Michelle de la Uz of the Fifth Avenue Committee and David Von Spreckelsen of Toll Brothers for their work in the borough. The ceremony and cocktail reception will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook.
BLDG 92 Civic and Institutional
Red Hook Initiative Community Development
Medgar Evers College Academic Building I Education
Restoration Plaza Open Space
Dumont Green National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency
Jane’s Carousel Recreational Facility
Dekalb Market Retail
Atrium House Residential – Single Family
Liberty Apartments Residential – Affordable Housing
97 Crooke Avenue Residential -Supportive Housing
Third + Bond Residential – Low Rise
220 Water Residential – Multi-Family

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  • I love the look of 3rd and Bond, i just wish they would have installed 6 over 6 bronze double hung, that would have made the look perfect. I do not like single pane windows, looks like office windows. But other than that it is a nice looking modern building that does kinda fit in with the hood.

  • I love the look of 3rd and Bond, i just wish they would have installed 6 over 6 bronze double hung, that would have made the look perfect. I do not like single pane windows, looks like office windows. But other than that it is a nice looking modern building that does kinda fit in with the hood.

  • Funny thing about 3rd & Bond – it looks great from across the street (as in the photo here) – but up close, walking past it on the sidewalk, it doesn’t work so well. At some distance, the facades echo the surrounding townhouses, but up close that effect is hard to discern and they just seem big. Across the street, the metal cladding seems stylish, but up close it seems cheap. Frankly, I think the new place on 2nd and Smith (above the subway, henceforth known as the Momofuku building) is a lot nicer (except for that weird ground floor window onto the mechanicals room – what’s up with that?)

  • Funny thing about 3rd & Bond – it looks great from across the street (as in the photo here) – but up close, walking past it on the sidewalk, it doesn’t work so well. At some distance, the facades echo the surrounding townhouses, but up close that effect is hard to discern and they just seem big. Across the street, the metal cladding seems stylish, but up close it seems cheap. Frankly, I think the new place on 2nd and Smith (above the subway, henceforth known as the Momofuku building) is a lot nicer (except for that weird ground floor window onto the mechanicals room – what’s up with that?)

  • Not sure what we are rewarding third + bond for their construction was 100% not neighbor friendly in fact caused major damage to the 100+ yr old homes on the block. I’m talking attached houses separating from each other, huge structural cracks in the walls, I could go on. And their approach in handling their mess was offensive and not effective of course the usual run around its not our fault etc. 2 big thumbs down to third + bond shame on u

  • Jane’s Carousel? Why award the rich guy’s personal toy, personally sited on the waterfront so as to permanently detract from the great Brooklyn Bridge. Are they awarding eyesores this year?? Well, it is the chamber of COMMERCE which we are quickly learning, “…invades every zone.”