The New York City Design Commission held the 29th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design earlier this week at the recently renovated Museum of the Moving Image. Eleven public projects received this honor of distinction, which range from an animal shelter and a salt shed to a children’s museum and a library. Selected by an 11 member jury from hundreds of submissions the recipients ‘exemplify the highest standard of design’. A complete list of winners can be found following the break.
Construction of the Hunter’s Point Community Library Center Boulevard between 47th Road and 48th Avenue, Queens A Project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Queens Library and Queens West Development Steven Holl Architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Construction of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Rooftop Pavilion 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn A Project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Toshiko Mori Architect
Construction of a Salt Shed 297 West Street between Canal Street and Spring Street, Manhattan A Project of the Department of Sanitation Dattner Architects WXY Architecture + Urban Design Department of Sanitation, Special Projects Division
Reconstruction of Harper Street Yard, including the Construction of a Diesel Monitoring Booth 32-11 Harper Street, Queens A Project of the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Transportation nArchitects
Renovation of and Addition to the 122 Community Center, including the Installation of Inhale/Exhale and Independent Lines by Monika Goetz 150 First Avenue, Manhattan A Project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art Program and the 122 Community Center Deborah Berke & Partners Architects Monika Goetz, Artist
Installation of a Commemorative Program at the Original Yankee Stadium Site Macombs Dam Park, East 157th Street to East 161st Street between River Avenue and Ruppert Plaza, Bronx A Project of the Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Parks & Recreation Doyle Partners Cozzolino Studio
Rehabilitation of the Delancey and Essex Municipal Parking Garage 107 Essex Street and 120 Ludlow Street between Delancey Street and Rivington Street, Manhattan A Project of the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Transportation Michielli + Wyetzner Architects
Reconstruction of the Staten Island Animal Care Facility 3139 Veterans Road West, Staten Island A Project of the Department of Design and Construction, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Animal Care & Control of NYC Garrison Architects
Rehabilitation of the Sands Street Gatehouses Brooklyn Navy Yard Industrial Park, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn A Project of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Beyer Blinder Belle
Renovation and Expansion of the Museum of the Moving Image 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Queens A Project of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum of the Moving Image Leeser Architecture Karlssonwilker
Special Recognition Award: Renovation of and Addition to the Office of Emergency Management Headquarters 165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn A Project of the Department of Design and Construction and the Office of Emergency Management Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
“As new public construction projects go up throughout the five boroughs, we have an opportunity to add innovative elements to the landscape of our City and we make the most of it,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Through the Awards for Excellence in Design we honor outstanding examples of creative design every year, and this year’s winners are no exception. These 11 projects in all five boroughs showcase how public projects can help enhance our City physically while adding to its cultural, civic and recreational life.”
“We created the Awards for Excellence in Design nearly three decades ago to honor public projects that exceed the highest standards of design, and today there are more exceptional projects underway than ever before,” said First Deputy Mayor Harris.
The Design Commission is New York City’s design review agency. Established in 1898, the Commission reviews permanent works of art, architecture and landscape architecture proposed on or over City-owned property. Projects include new construction, renovation and restoration of buildings, such as museums and libraries; creation and rehabilitation of parks and playgrounds; installation of lighting and other streetscape elements; and design, installation and conservation of artwork.