The Essex wins BSA/AIA NY Housing Design Award

Data Published January 27, 2022
Category Awards & Recognition

The Essex receives Honor Award from the BSA and AIA New York's 2021 Housing 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.

As the largest of nine buildings, The Essex anchors the masterplan at the corner of Delancey and Essex Streets, between the small-scale Lower East Side tenement buildings and the tall residential towers along the East River. The building consists of a 20-story residential tower above a 5-story commercial podium. The square shape of the tower emphasizes its pivotal position as the anchor of the masterplan. The tower floors include 195 apartments and large public amenity spaces, with 50% of the units designated as permanently affordable. The podium includes a new and expanded Essex Market, a cinema, an urban farm, and a multistory retail concourse known as the Market Line which begins at the cellar of the Essex and spans three building sites.

The ground floor features a diverse array of storefronts on all sides that provide multiple access points to commercial and residential spaces. This vibrant mix of street level programs was a vital component for LEED Neighborhood Development Certification.

Read more about this year's winners HERE.

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