Brownsville Recreation Center wins Award for Excellence in Design
New York City’s Public Design Commission recognized 1100 Architect’s renovation of Brownsville Recreation Center with an Award for Excellence in Design. For the project, 1100 Architect is transforming an aging recreation center into an inviting community hub in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. The project fully restores the deteriorating façade and provides enhanced programming including multi-purpose classrooms, a renovated pool and gymnasium, and space for after-school programs. In collaboration with Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, the design also adds two new landscaped plazas at the building’s entrance, enhancing connectivity to its surroundings.
In a statement, Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the winning projects, saying they advanced his administration’s efforts to “foster a more inclusive cultural life, enhance the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, and build a more sustainable, equitable, and livable city.”
The Public Design Commission is a New York City agency that reviews the design of architecture, landscape architecture, and art on City-owned property. The winners of the Commission’s annual Awards for Excellence in Design—selected from the hundreds of public projects the Commission reviews each year—exemplify the City’s highest design standards.
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