2019 Best of Design Award for Facades: 130 William
Designer: Adjaye Associates
Architect of Record: HWA Architect
Location: New York City

130 William is Adjaye Associates’ first high-rise residential tower in the United States. Rising 800 feet, the 66-story luxury condominium building is an elegant insertion into the dense Manhattan cityscape, carving a distinctive silhouette. Conceived as a vertical micro-city, 130 William includes 242 residences, two retail floors, a health club, a gym, a movie theater, outdoor terraces, a rooftop observatory deck, and a new public park. With this project, Adjaye Associates celebrated Lower Manhattan with a hand-cast concrete facade evocative of the masonry craftsmanship of the neighborhood’s historic high-rises. The rough texture of the custom tinted concrete is offset by the smooth bronze detailing found throughout the building.

 

Honorable Mentions
Project Name: 10+30 S. Wacker Drive | CME Center
Designer: Krueck + Sexton

Lower floor of a building with a glass curtain

Facades: Honorable Mention: 10+30 S. Wacker Drive | CME Center (Courtesy Krueck + Sexton)

Project Name: 277 Mott Street
Designer: Toshiko Mori Architect

exterior of building

Facades: Honorable Mention: 277 Mott Street (Courtesy Toshiko Mori Architect)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: 280 St Marks Avenue
Designer: DXA studio

Project Name: University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Designer: Perkins and Will

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