Via Verde

Bronx, NY

Project Details

Completed 2012
300,000 sf
– 277,000 sf residential
– 11,000 sf commercial/community
– 34,000 sf green roof
$99 million
LEED NC Gold

Architects
Grimshaw Architects
Dattner Architects

Agency
NYC Housing Authority

In January 2007 the team of Grimshaw Architects, Dattner Architects, and the development firms of Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps Houses Group won the New Housing New York design competition for an affordable and sustainable, 200-unit mixed income housing development in south Bronx. The housing complex design is bound together by courtyards and roof gardens that will be used for everything from harvesting rainwater to farming vegetables and fruit.

The project, which was developed on an empty 60,000 sf lot, comprises three building types: an 18-story tower, a 6- to 10-story mid-rise building, and 3- and 4-story townhouses. It includes residential, retail, and commercial and community space. Construction types include reinforced concrete and precast concrete plank on masonry bearing walls and steel frames. Foundations are piles to rock.

Awards
2013 AIA Housing Award
2013 Rudy Bruner Award, Silver Medalist – Urban Excellence
2013 AIA/HUD Secretary Award, Outstanding Housing Projects
2013 Architizer A+ Awards, Residential Mid Rise category/Special Mention – Architecture + Sustainability

Categories: Sustainable Engineering, Residential, New Construction