Via Verde — The Green Way has been awarded the 2015 AIANY COTE Honor Award for Multifamily Building, which recognizes results-oriented achievements in the urban context and design that “brings us closer to solving critical issues facing our communities.” Via Verde is one of three submissions that were selected from projects located within a 200-mile radius from Central Park. The awards intend to promote greater understanding of design strategies that reveal and inspire new materials, technologies, and design solutions.
Comments on the project made by the Award’s jury:
“This project ‘breaks the box’ in a lot of ways. For an affordable housing project to get so much exterior space is remarkable. They really maximized the envelope for the solar exposures. We hope to see its progeny in both its social and its design goals. This one breaks new ground.” – Hillary Brown, FAIA, LEED AP
“The possibility that this could create a great model as a mixed income prototype throughout New York is commendable.” – Daniel H. Nall, PE, FAIA, FASHRAE, LEED Fellow, BEMP, HBDP
“Perhaps more than the others, reveals what an ambitious and comprehensive sustainable design-driven project actually looks like.” – Robert Matthew Noblett, AIA
An awards ceremony celebrating this year’s winners will take place on December 7 at the Center for Architecture.