The Essex wins AIA New York State Design Award

Date Published November 23, 2020
Category Project News

The Essex receives Residential Award of Merit from AIA New York State's 2020 Design Awards.

The Essex is part of Essex Crossing, a new 1.65-million-square-foot development that includes market and affordable housing, senior affordable housing, a 15,000 sq. ft. urban park, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, community facilities, a rooftop urban farm, 280,000 sq. ft. of office space and a diverse mix of retail components.

The Essex's design draws inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood, specifically the tenement buildings with their multi-layered facades and window openings that vary in size and depth. The fa├žade of The Essex reinterprets these formal aspects through modern materials and fabrication techniques. The asymmetrical, folded metal panel system reflects the sunlight in different ways and creates a varied pattern that was designed to capture light from multiple angles throughout the day and allow the folded bronze panels to glow.

Read more about the winning projects HERE.

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