Know a great building that's having a positive impact on Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants your input.
The winners of the Building Brooklyn Awards have been announced, and this year's roster is as diverse as ever, featuring original design and creative reuse of old buildings in surprising new contexts.
Know of an amazing architecture project in Brooklyn you think deserves recognition? Nominate it for this year's Building Brooklyn Awards.
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The annual Building Brooklyn Awards recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that improve the borough’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in various categories have been selected to receive awards in this year’s ceremony.
Now in its fifteenth year, Building Brooklyn Awards will take place on July 21 at the newly restored Kings Theatre, winner of this year’s historic preservation award. The Chamber will be honoring Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City and Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning, for their career-long contributions to Brooklyn’s real estate and development industry.
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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its 14th Building Brooklyn Awards, which evaluate new construction and renovation projects ranging from schools to historic restorations, at the Only Brooklyn Real Estate Summit on Tuesday. Fort Greene’s very modern Theater for a New Audience won in the Arts and Culture category, and the Weeksville Heritage Center (pictured) won for Civic/Institutional.
Other winners included the Coney Island YMCA, Liberty View Industrial Plaza in Sunset Park, Pave Academy Charter School in Red Hook, the restoration of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, Coney Island’s planned comfort stations, the Gowanus Whole Foods and Brookland Capital’s Bed Stuy offices.
Kickstarter’s fancy eco-friendly offices in the Eberhard Pencil Factory also made the cut, as did the design for CAMBA Gardens in Flatbush and Two Trees’ revamp of a brick factory at 25 Washington Street. Click over to this slideshow created by the Chamber to see photos and renderings of all the winning buildings.
What do you think of the selections?