The winners of the Building Brooklyn Awards have been announced! Among the chosen are two beautifully converted former factories in the Navy Yard and Brooklyn Bridge Park, a municipal building in Downtown Brooklyn, and an affordable housing development in East New York.
The Building Brooklyn Awards honor the projects and people that “improve the landscape of Brooklyn and contribute to the community with flair and beauty,” in the words of Carlo Scissura, CEO and president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the awards.
This years’ winners were chosen because “they are interesting, they are unique, they really showcase the ingenuity of this borough,” Scissura told Brownstoner.
Now in their 16th year, the awards cover a variety of categories, including preservation, interior design, affordable housing, renovation, and environment. Projects are eligible for this year’s awards if they were completed mostly in 2015.
Brownstoner is a sponsor of the awards, and Brownstoner publisher Kael Goodman is one of the judges.
The awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Duggal Greenhouse. The greenhouse is itself a former Building Brooklyn Award winner, most recently in the news for having hosted the Democratic primary debate earlier this year.
The Greenhouse is located at 63 Flushing Avenue. Tickets cost $150 for chamber members and $200 for non-members. There are also varying degrees of sponsorship. To register, visit the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s website.
For more information about the awards, see the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce‘s website.
Read on for all the details about this year’s winning structures.