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2020 Award Winners

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Multifamily

Affordable, Mid to High Rise

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Creston Parkview

Best in Region—North Atlantic
Platinum

Bronx, New York

Architect/Designer | Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

Builder | Real Builders

Developer | Radson Development

Photographer | Ari Burling Photography

Situated on a corner lot across the street from St. James Park in the Bronx, this 189-unit development includes studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a rear courtyard, common room, children’s play area, and fitness center, as well as an 8,300-sf community facility.

Capitalizing on the location, the massing design emphasizes the angle of this inverted “L”-shaped structure. Eighth-floor setbacks help this large development feel more contextual as five- and six story pre-war buildings make up much of the neighborhood. Creston Parkview’s masonry façade is familiar given the brick exteriors that surround it, but the dark gray shade offers a contemporary sophistication. The bright yellow and aluminum panels help to break the mass and give a more dynamic feel while also referencing the colors of the park and the nearby Jerome Avenue elevated subway. The building orientation created an opportunity for elevator lobbies with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer all residents views of St. James Park. This line of glazing splits the north, park-facing façade into two separate volumes, reducing the overall bulk of the building. Designed for energy efficiency, the building will meet Enterprise Green Community standards.

From the Judges
Judges praised the nicely appointed units. They noted the good street presence against the public park.

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