These urban design projects top the AIANY’s 2015 Design Awards

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(Courtesy Hy-Fi via AIANY)

(Courtesy Hy-Fi via AIANY)

A jury of architects, landscape architects, critics, educators, and planners has named the 35 winning projects of this year’s AIA New York Chapter Design Awards. “Each winning project, granted either an ‘Honor’ or ‘Merit’ award, was chosen for its design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique,” the AIA said in a statement. “Submitted projects had to be completed by members of the AIA New York Chapter, architects/designers practicing in New York, or be New York projects designed by architects/designers based elsewhere.” Take a look at the winning teams in the projects and urban design categories below.

Honor Awards

(Courtesy Ennead via AIANY)

(Courtesy Ennead via AIANY)

Ennead Architects
Rethinking Refugee Communities

From the architects: “Can refugee settlements be a benefit to the host community rather than a burden? How can shared resources be employed to benefit both populations as well as foster a more sustainable solution? These questions arise when rethinking a new type of refugee settlement design process that fosters shared infrastructure, resources and economic exchange between incoming refugees and local residents. By creating spatial opportunities for the two populations to develop a beneficial relationship, refugee settlements can enrich the opportunities available to refugees creating more sustainable solutions during the refugees’ displacement.”

(Courtesy Hy-Fi via AIANY)

(Courtesy Hy-Fi via AIANY)

The Living
Hy-Fi
Queens, NY

From the architects: “Hy-Fi offers a captivating physical environment and a new paradigm for sustainable architecture. In 2014, we tested and refined a new low-energy building material, manufactured 10,000 compostable bricks, constructed a 13-meter-tall tower, hosted public cultural events for three months, disassembled the structure, composted the bricks, and returned the resulting soil to local community gardens. This successful experiment offers many possibilities for future construction.”

MERIT AWARDS

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Project: Smithsonian Institution South Mall Campus Master Plan
Location: Washington, DC

CDR Studio
Governor’s Cup Pavilion
New York, NY

OBRA Architects
Church in the Arctic
Tana Bru, Norway

raad
The Lowline
New York, NY

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