We are thrilled to share that Dattner Architects’ projects Vital Brookdale and Chestnut Commons projects each won multiple PHIUS Design Competition awards at the PhiusCon 2023, held earlier this week.
Vital Brookdale, an exemplary model of community-based housing plus healthcare, won Best Overall Project and was named the Winner in the Low-Rise Multifamily category. ￼
Vital Brookdale is the first project in New York State’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative, a program designed to improve Central Brooklyn’s low-income residents’ access to health, wellness, and housing. The design and programming of the building sets a new benchmark for high-quality, sustainable, health-focused, affordable housing mixed-use developments. The low-carbon development is Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) + 2015 certified, an international standard of building for maximized energy efficiency.
Chestnut Commons was announced as a winner for High-Rise Multifamily Category.
One of the first developments stemming from the East New York Neighborhood Plan, Chestnut Commons provides affordable housing for formerly homeless and low-income households. 275 affordable housing apartments are supported by an integrated programming package, including communal spaces on the second floor with direct access to a landscaped roof terrace. Community-centric in both design and development, the project integrates a community center operated by Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, a satellite Community College campus, a food manufacturing incubator that provides job training, and a credit union.