2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Green Building: Sendero Verde

Designer: Handel Architects
Location: New York City

Designed for Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Acacia Network, Sendero Verde is a mixed-use, multi-building project awarded through New York’s SustaiNYC program, which seeks to create affordable housing for New Yorkers without compromising design quality. Sendero Verde will contain 698 designated affordable units as well as extensive community space, retail space, and outdoor gardens. Sendero Verde will be passive-house certified, making it the largest fully affordable passive-house building in the world when it is completed. Sendero Verde’s design aims to provide a community of opportunity to East Harlem residents, with multiple support services under one roof that address the cycle of poverty that disrupts so many people’s lives.

Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates
Landscape Architect: AECOM
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Envelope: Vidaris
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Honorable Mention

Project Name: Coleridge Street Residences
Designer: Touloukian Touloukian Inc

Rendering of building from above, surrounded by water and green space

Unbuilt — Green Building: Honorable Mention: Coleridge Street Residences (Courtesy Touloukian Touloukian)

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