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425 Grand Concourse is the largest Passive House (PHIUS) project in North America to date. This new mixed-use and mixed-income development creates 277 units of affordable housing. The two-story base houses a medical facility, supermarket, community support space, and a new student services center for CUNY Hostos—each also designed by Dattner Architects.

425 Grand Concourse is the largest Passive House (PHIUS) project in North America to date. This new mixed-use and mixed-income development creates 277 units of affordable housing. The two-story base houses a medical facility, supermarket, community support space, and a new student services center for CUNY Hostos—each also designed by Dattner Architects.

The project balances the critical need for affordable homes and the need for a high-quality and attractive development that promotes street activity. As a gateway to the Bronx’s historic Grand Concourse, one of the Bronx’s great boulevards, the new development anchors this important corner and enhances the Mott Haven neighborhood.

 

The project balances the critical need for affordable homes and the need for a high-quality and attractive development that promotes street activity. As a gateway to the Bronx’s historic Grand Concourse, one of the Bronx’s great boulevards, the new development anchors this important corner and enhances the Mott Haven neighborhood.

 

Passive House

The 26-story building is Passive House (PHIUS+ 2018) certified and will consume up to 70% less energy than a conventional housing project. The development implements high efficiency building systems with an air-tight building envelope, energy recovery ventilation, and sustainable features to significantly reduce heat loss and gain. The project will surpass the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and the design incorporates NYC Active Design Guidelines to encourage opportunities for physical activity.

This benchmark sustainable project provides a model for healthy living environments in a district with one of the worst childhood asthma rates in the country. Each apartments’ living rooms and bedrooms directly receives filtered, ventilated air, increasing interior comfort and air quality. The project’s expansive windows provide abundant amounts of daylight into the apartments while balancing the window to wall ratio that is critical to achieving Passive House performance levels.

The 26-story building is Passive House (PHIUS+ 2018) certified and will consume up to 70% less energy than a conventional housing project. The development implements high efficiency building systems with an air-tight building envelope, energy recovery ventilation, and sustainable features to significantly reduce heat loss and gain. The project will surpass the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and the design incorporates NYC Active Design Guidelines to encourage opportunities for physical activity.

This benchmark sustainable project provides a model for healthy living environments in a district with one of the worst childhood asthma rates in the country. Each apartments’ living rooms and bedrooms directly receives filtered, ventilated air, increasing interior comfort and air quality. The project’s expansive windows provide abundant amounts of daylight into the apartments while balancing the window to wall ratio that is critical to achieving Passive House performance levels.

Amenities and Community Resources

The building offers residents a wide variety of amenities including a recreation room, landscaped roof terrace, a lounge space and fitness room, laundry rooms, and bike storage.

The building offers residents a wide variety of amenities including a recreation room, landscaped roof terrace, a lounge space and fitness room, laundry rooms, and bike storage.

CUNY Hostos Community College Student Center
Location
Bronx, NY
Area
300,000 sf
Completion
2022
Clients
Trinity Financial
MBD Community Housing Corporation
Recognition
NAPHN—Passive House Towering in NYC
NYSERDA—Buildings of Excellence Award
PHIUS—Award for Best Multifamily Project
PHIUS—Award for Best Overall Project
PHIUS—High-Rise Design in the Bronx
PHIUS—Passive House Certified
View Project Facts
Location
Bronx, NY
Area
300,000 sf
Completion
2022
Clients
Trinity Financial
MBD Community Housing Corporation
Recognition
NAPHN—Passive House Towering in NYC
NYSERDA—Buildings of Excellence Award
PHIUS—Award for Best Multifamily Project
PHIUS—Award for Best Overall Project
PHIUS—High-Rise Design in the Bronx
PHIUS—Passive House Certified
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