BROOKLYN — In addition to the three images that ran of 2012 Building Brooklyn Award winners in yesterday’s edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has released the images of the nine additional winners.
The winners represent an “inspired, creative mix” of projects that enrich the borough’s neighborhoods and economy, according to Lori Raphael, director of real estate and development for the Chamber and organizer of the annual awards event.
An independent, 11-member panel of Brooklyn-based architects, planners, economic development experts and city officials selected the winningprojects, which were judged on a list of criteria, including design excellence and innovation, economic impact, sustainability, urban context/design, contribution to neighborhood, and the most important but least definable quality, “Brooklyn-ness.” Winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of nearly 50 nominees.
The three images that ran yesterday were the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 (Civic and Institutional category); Restoration Plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Open Space category); and Jane's Carousel in DUMBO (Recreational Facility category).
As reported yesterday, in addition to recognizing these 12 projects, the Chamber of Commerce will honor Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director, Fifth Avenue Committee, and David Von Spreckelsen, Senior Vice President, Toll Brothers City Living.
The 2012 Building Brooklyn Awards presentation and reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St.
For information on this year’s winners, please contact Lori Raphael at (718) 875-1000, ext. 140, or firstname.lastname@example.org.